On Easter Sunday I went to see the Medieval Galleries at the V&A. I wanted to familiarise myself with the visual sensibility of the period and to see the vessels Mottisfont Canons would have used for their religious ceremonies, particularly the reliquaries which housed holy relics.
The Becket Casket, about 1180
Chalices, 1200 – 1300, Chalices were made of the finest materials because they held the consecrated wine believed to be the blood of Christ
Pair of Cruets, 1450-1520, used for holding the holy water and the wine that were mixed together during Mass
Pyx, 1310-25, container for holding the consecrated bread
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