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Silver and gilt silver
Diameter: 4.8 x 7.8 cm (1 7/8 x 3 1/16 in.)
Gift of the John B. Putnam Foundation 1970.125.a
A pyx is a container designed to hold the consecrated Eucharist wafers between masses. It was probably used by the clergy to administer communion to the sick and dying; its small size made it easily portable. The decoration relates to similar liturgical objects made in the ecclesiastical and artistic center of Salzburg for the cathedral treasury of that city.
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