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Chalice (cáliz)

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The chalice has a raised bowl with straight, slightly everted sides. The lower third is encircled with an applied molding that extends horizontally from the body; four small rings are soldered at equidistant points along the circle. The rings were originally intended to hold small bells that...

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Inscription

None.

Marks

"M" crowned, the Mexico City location mark, visible at base of chalice bowl.

Provenance

Unearthened in St. Augustine, Florida, in 1879; 5 October 1880, lent by William H. Keith; 21 August 1928, made a gift to the MFA in memory of Mr. and Mrs. William H. Keith.

Credit Line

Gift in memory of Mr. and Mrs. William H. Keith

Spanish Colonial, about 1600

Object Place

Mexico City, Mexico

Dimensions

19.5 cm (7 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

28.467

Medium or Technique

Silver gilt

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver hollowware