Limoges - Pyx - Copper Alloy, Enamel, Gold - 1200 - Taken from the Greek word 'pyxis' meaning 'box-wood receptacle', pyxes were vessels used to house the Eucharist which was given to the congregation during the celebration of Mass.
This chasse served as a container for saints’ relics—often bones or pieces of cloth. The chasse depicts Christ in Majesty surrounded by saints on the lower front and the Lamb of God, emblematic of Jesus, flanked by angels on the sloping roof
Chalice of Emperor Romanos II, (sardonyx, silver gilt, cloisonne enamel & pearl). ♣ Romanos / Romanus II (Ρωμανός) – 15 March was a Byzantine Emperor. He succeeded his father Constantine VII in 959 at the age of twenty-one and died suddenly in