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Communion cup bowl *

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What: A communion cup, given by Secretary of State for India, Sir Stafford Henry Northcote

Where: The British Museum, Great Russell St, Bloomsbury, London WC1B 3DG

Provenance: In the catalogue, it is associated with the Siege of Magdala 1868

The catalogue entry reads: “Bowl from a chalice or communion cup made of silver”

Curator’s comments: The bowl is probably part of a chalice or communion cup used during the Eucharist to contain communion wine.

Museum number: Af1868,1230.1
Acquisition name: Sir Stafford Henry Northcote, 1st Earl of Iddesleigh
Acquisition date: 1868

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