Travelling chalice

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Postcard of Travelling chalice.
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Travelling chalice

Chalices are used to hold the wine during Mass. This metal travelling example dates from the 17th or 18th century.

The chalice has a baluster-shaped stem. The lower part of the bowl and stem are encircled with a flat vertical panels.

After the Reformation, it was often difficult for Catholics to worship openly. Priests found themselves with no churches and had to travel to different Catholic communities and households to conduct Mass.

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Online ID: 000-100-000-451-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.KJ 118
Date: 17th or 18th century
Material: White metal
Dimensions: 119 mm H
What: Cup
Subject: Ecclesiastical, miscellaneous, vestments (NMAS Classification)
Description: Small cup of white metal with a baluster-shaped stem, the lower part of the bowl and stem encircled with flat, vertical panels
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