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Museum of Art and History of Provence

Ciborium for the sick

05 June 2014 / 17h00

Ciborium for the sick

1645 – silver and vermeil

Museum of the Art and History of Provence - acquired by the Association of Museums

Inv. 98 202

In a traditionally Catholic region like the eastern Provence area, faith is officially manifested by high masses for the congregation, where the priest uses richly embroidered ornaments and precious vases, chalices and ciboria in silver or vermeil.

This ciborium, signed by Sauver Bartel, goldsmith, comes from the Ursuline convent at Riez (Alpes-de-Haute-Provence)