Gold plate

23 October 2007

The Cloisters: Medieval art and architecture
Peter Barnet and Nancy Wu

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York/Yale University Press, £17.50 (978-0-300-11142-2).

Church Times Bookshop £15.75

Silver-gilt, silver, niello, and jewels make up this 13th-century chalice, paten, and straw (for sipping the consecrated wine, so as to spill no drop), which comes from the Benedictine monastery of St Trudpert (the saint is the figure at the bottom of the paten) in Germany. The book is packed with superb illustrations of art treasures of every kind.

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