The Rusper chalice by Unknown Artist

Copper chalice, hammered, champleve, engraved, enamelled and gilded.

Details

Medium:
Copper enamelled & gilded
Dimensions:
13 x 10 cm
Art Fund grant:
£40,000 ( Total: £416,250; Tax remission)
Acquired in:
1996
Vendor:
Trustees of Barbara Hurst

Decorated with the figure of Christ, angels, saints, and flowers.

Provenance

Discovered in a tomb, on the site of the Benedictine nunnery of Rusper, Horsham.

Venue details

British Museum Great Russell Street, LONDON London WC1B 3DG 020 7323 8299 www.britishmuseum.org

Entry details

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