Tynagh Chalice 1648

Seventeenth-century chalice from Tynagh

Christy Cunniffe

Silver chalice with decorative knop and attractive foliate base.
Christy Cunniffe

The Tynagh chalices dated to 1648 is inscribed on the foot. Egan (1957-58) describes this chalice as having a deep straight-sided bowl and octagonal stem with fluted collars at four junctions and a flattened globular knop with chased pseudo-Gothic ornament. The foot is a octagonal pyramidoid with concave angle and convex base lines. A Crucifixion is engraved on one facet of the foot. The vessel is made from silver. It is classified as a Galway Chalice. This artifact is on public exhibition in the Clonfert Diocesan Museum, Loughrea.

Egan, pp 48-49; Buckley, p.92.

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