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This is a copper box that holds a consecrated Eucharist to the sick or the unable to travel to church to recieve it. Usually carried, suspended around the neck, the pyx was carried by priests, but since the late 20th century, lay people who are eucharistic ministers can carry them.
Copper / Enamels
8.6 cm (3 3/8 in.)
Jameson McShea, “Pyx,” CB 51 Gallery, accessed September 28, 2021, https://gallerytest.omeka.net/items/show/190.