Glossary of Medeival Art and Architecture

chalice: a cup on a stem, used to contain the Eucharist wine;the same shape was also used in a secular context.

See also:paten,pyx.

Click here for pronounciation

Abbot Suger's Chalice
Image adapted from Michel Félibien's lithograph
Showing the treasures of the Royal Abbey of Saint-Denis

Go to Main
Glossary Page

All images and html code in this project are copyright Jane Vadnal. Any use of them without her express written consent is prohibited. Email:
Created by Jane Vadnal 05/97