1696-1697, Hurezi Monastery
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The chalice, as results from the inscription, belongs to the infirmary of the Hurezi monastery: "Queen Mariia had this chalice worked in metal and the infirmary of the Hurezi monastery was gifted with it in the year of our Lord 7205". Made of cast gilded silver, using the repoussé technique, it bears the hallmark of Georg May II, an artisan from Brașov (on the brim of the foot of the chalice). The gilded cup is covered, in the lower half, by an intricate silver reticle of acanthus leaves and tulips. The leg of the chalice is shaped in the form of a piriform spindle, decorated with three medallions surrounded by stylised leaves, featuring the inscription above - and a pyramid-shaped base that supports a hexagonal base, decorated with floral motifs. TREASURY item.

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