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The chalice was made in Western Europe or in Poland according to western patterns. The chalice, including a paten (Dep. 316), was found in an abbot’s grave in 1961 during excavations carried out in the chancel of the monastery church in Tyniec. The cone-shaped foot has a 1 cm wide flange on which a Greek cross was carved using primitive methods at an unknown time. The nodus has the shape of a wide, bulging ring, with its top and bottom delineated with gold wire. The foot and nodus are filled with lead. The cup is roughly hemispherical in shape.
ca. 1050, Tyniec, Poland, Western Europe
Museum of the Benedictine Abbey in Tyniec
Inventory number: Dep. 315