Christian Art Volume 1

Christian Art Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1907 edition. Excerpt: ... Brittany of much the same date as Sir Thomas Pope's chalice, and the difference in style may be usefully noted and is not to the advantage of the Breton chalice in spite of its elaboration of ornament. In England a totally new type of vessel took the place of the ancient chalice, and a fine and early (1558) example of such a "goodly communion cup," as these vessels were called, is at the church of St. Michael-le-Belfrey, York, and is figured in the accompanying illustration. Among the Calvinists, on the continent, a straight sided beaker, without a stem and standing on a flat base, seems to have been the most usual substitute for the preReformation chalice. It will be convenient now to deal with the plate or paten. Unlike the chalice the paten is not mentioned in the New Testament, and, although obviously a proper adjunct of the service, it is not absolutely necessary for its performance as the chalice is. Nevertheless its use was introduced at a very early period, and it was soon regarded as being a sort of complement of the chalice, and indeed was sometimes spoken of as its cover. Like the chalice it was usually made of the precious metals, but patens of crystal, glass, agate and other substances are recorded, and mention is made of some of the earlier patens as being of great size and weight. Usually the paten was a round plate, but not always so. Gregory IV. gave a paten of octagonal shape to one of the churches in Rome, and that found at Gurdon, with the chalice already described, is an oblong silver tray, with square corners richly decorated along the rim, and with an oblong depression, in the middle of which is set a jewelled cross. The paten belonging to the chalice of St. Gozlin of Toul is, however, circular. It has a rim, ...show more

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  • 9781236550309