Communion Set
Original Author: Unknown
Created: Nineteenth or twentieth century
Medium: Embossed or engraved silver, glass
Publisher: Virginia Historical Society

Communion Set

A traveling communion service set used by Episcopal minister Giles Buckner Cooke includes a chalice and tray made of silver and a hexagon-shaped wine vial of glass. Each of the pieces is embossed or engraved with the image of a Maltese cross, a symbol for Christian warriors that dates back to the eleventh century.