National Gallery of Art - THE COLLECTION
image of Chalice of the Abbot Suger of Saint-Denis French 12th Century (mounting); Alexandrian 2nd/1st Century B.C.(cup)
French 12th Century (artist)
Alexandrian 2nd Century B.C. (artist)
Alexandrian 1st Century B.C. (artist)
Chalice of the Abbot Suger of Saint-Denis, 2nd/1st century B.C. (cup); 1137-1140 (mounting)
sardonyx cup with heavily gilded silver mounting, adorned with filigrees set with stones, pearls, glass insets, and opaque white glass pearls
overall (height): 18.4 cm (7 1/4 in.) overall (diam. at base): 11.7 cm (4 5/8 in.) overall (diam. at top): 12.4 cm (4 7/8 in.)
Widener Collection
On View
From the Tour: Medieval Metalwork and Enamels
Object 1 of 8

Exhibition History

Treasures from Medieval France, Cleveland Museum of Art, 1967, 70-71, color repro.
[Loan in conjunction with symposium on Byzantine Liturgy], Dumbarton Oaks, Washington, D.C., 1979. [published incorrectly in Systematic Catalogue as 1978]
The Royal Abbey of Saint-Denis in the Time of Abbot Suger (1125-1151), The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1981, 108-111.
Le Trésor de Saint-Denis, Musée du Louvre, Paris, 1991, no. 28, repro. 175.
The Glory of Byzantium: Art and Culture of the Middle Byzantine Era A.D. 843-1261, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1997, no. 296, repro.

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Artist Information (Alexandrian 1st Century B.C.)
Artist Information (Alexandrian 2nd Century B.C.)
Artist Information (French 12th Century)
Conservation Notes

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