Chaplain's Chalice

Description
Physical Description
Brass chalice with gold inlay.
General History
Chalices are used during the celebration of the Roman Catholic Mass. They bear the wine which represents the blood of Christ. Chaplains often celebrated Mass in the field for Catholic soldiers during active campaigns and before battles.
associated date
1941-1945
date obtained by donor
1946
Associated Place
United States
used
United States: Alaska, Aleutian Islands
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 6 3/4 in x 4 in x 4 in; 17.145 cm x 10.16 cm x 10.16 cm
ID Number
1981.0151.02
accession number
1981.0151
catalog number
1981.0151.02
Credit Line
Matthew Douglas Blair
related event
World War II
The Great Depression and World War II
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Armed Forces History: Armed Forces History, General
Religion
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Exhibition
The Price of Freedom: Americans at War
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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