The Lacock Cup

    SKU: cmc50819

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    The latest volume in the Objects in Focus series: The Lacock Cup.

    The Lacock Cup is a unique silver object made in 15th century England. Originally created as a drinking cup for feasting, the Cup later became a sacred chalice for the community of Lacock in Wiltshire at the parish church of Saint Cyriac - where it remained until the 1980s. It is now on display in the British Museum.

    The remarkable story of this special cup is brought to life in this short and accessible book. Its history, from drinking vessel to holy chalice, opens a window into the culture of late medieval England and having survived the centuries in near perfect condition, it acts as a witness to these times of great change.

    An intriguing story about the Cup's journey from secular to sacred, the title provides fascinating insight into the culture of medieval England.


    Naomi Speakman and Lloyd de Beer are curators with specific responsibility for the late medieval collections at the British Museum.


    Product code: cmc50819
    World culture: Medieval Europe
    Title: The Lacock Cup
    Subtitle: Objects in Focus
    Authors: Naomi Speakman and Lloyd de Beer
    ISBN: 9780714150819
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 64 pages
    Size: 21cm x 15cm
    llustrations: 30 colour illustrations
    Publication date: July 2014
    Weight: 0.18kg
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