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Eucharistic Chalice – from a Benedictine Abbey's design – Catholic Art Print – Catholic Gift – Gift for Priest – Archival Quality

Eucharistic Chalice – from a Benedictine Abbey's design – Catholic Art Print – Catholic Gift – Gift for Priest – Archival Quality

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The artist's draft for this chalice is from the Benedictine Archabbey in the upper Danube Valley, Beuron, Germany. The Bueron Art School created forms using elaborate combinations of circles and equilateral triangles. Normally these shapes aren't overtly seen in their art, but in this exquisite diagram we can see all the thought and artistic choices that went into the design.

We love this print for its beauty and its Platonic implication of the ideas that inform the physical world. This is an especially nice gift for anyone in the sciences or engineering, and of course for priests. We immediately put it up at our house, even though we are neither scientists nor engineers nor priests! :) It looks great in one of our old wooden bookshelves.

The June 1912 date in the lower right hand corner we believe was a document control mark used so the goldsmiths could make sure they had the most recent drawing. The Archabbey had huge additions built during the 19th and 20th Centuries, with many artist's concept paintings and drawings used in planning, such as this one. To give an idea of the Archabbey's size, their library has over 400,000 books.

The print is really sharp, and the color is subdued but rich. The print is long out of copyright and is now in the public domain. We spent considerable time restoring it. We print it on special art paper with archival quality pigments, rated to last for many generations without fading when kept out of the direct sun.

** IMPORTANT ** THE IMAGE IS SMALLER THAN THE PAPER! There is a white border of about 0.5" inch for 5x7", 1.3" for 8.5x11", or 1.6" for 11x14" pictures. All Approx! Fine art printers do this because the images are almost never the same rectangular ratio of the standard paper sizes. It also gives the prints a finished look, and lets them look good in a frame without a matt.

- Acid-free paper
- Archival pigments, rated to last for generations.
- Cardboard backer
- Above story of the art
- Enclosed in a tight-fitting, crystal clear bag.

Thanks for your interest!

Sue & John

"In order to communicate the message entrusted to her by Christ, the Church needs art." ~ St. Pope John Paul II

Original image is out-of-copyright. Descriptive text and image alterations (hence the whole new image) © by Sue Kouma Johnson - CatholicArtAndJewelry.
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