Communion host container or pyx, anonymous, 1495

Communion host container or pyx, anonymous, 1495

silver (metal), h 9.0cm. More details

The Latin inscription on this pyx from The Hague reads as follows: ‘De virgine natum anno MCDXCV’ (Born of the Virgin, from the year 1495). This is a reference to the host, the symbolic body of Christ, who was born of the Virgin Mary.

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