Pyx

Title

Pyx

Subject

13century, limoges, france, pyx, copper, enamels, communion, eucharist, travel

Description

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.

Creator

Jameson McShea

Source

61.209

Publisher

[no text]

Date

13th Century

Contributor

[no text]

Rights

MFA

Relation

[no text]

Format

Copper / Enamels

Language

[no text]

Type

[no text]

Identifier

Taylor

Coverage

Limoges, France

Original Format

[no text]

Physical Dimensions

8.6 cm (3 3/8 in.)

Files

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/12884814/OmekaImages/JamesonPyx.jpg

Citation

Jameson McShea, “Pyx,” CB 51 Gallery, accessed September 28, 2021, https://gallerytest.omeka.net/items/show/190.