Chalice with a Stem and Base Containing Images of Various Saints

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Italian School
14th century
Siena, between 1350 and 1400
Silver gilt and translucent enamel in blue, green, yellow, light blue, and purple.
Height: 9 1/2 in. (241 mm); width of knob: 3 in. (76 mm); width of base: 7 7/8 in. (200 mm); width of cup: 4 5/8 in. (117 mm)
AZ003
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Inscribed in Latin, CALIX ABBIE SIC MICHAELIS DE SEN (cup of the Abbey of St. Michael of Siena).
Provenance: 
Church of San Michele, Siena; V. Oppenheim, Cologne (1880-1905); purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan from Baron Oppenheim of Cologne through Jacques Seligmann, 1902.
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Chalice decorated with enamel in blue, green, yellow, light blue and purple showing various saints.

Summary: 

In one of the plaques, St. Michael, the patron saint of the abbey, fights a dragon. Also represented are SS Christopher, Mary Magdalene, John the Baptist, and others.

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