Art: Chalice in Brooklyn

And He took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying Drink ye all of it; For this is my blood of the new testament, "which is shed for many for the remission of sins.—Matthew XXVI, 27-8.

Nowhere in or out of the Bible is there to be found a better description of the Cup of the Last Supper. For a thousand years that drinking vessel has been the object of pious search, the subject of revered romance, throughout the Christian world. Quietly on view in the Brooklyn Museum last week went...

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