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Antioch Chalice

Antioch Chalice

The Antioch Chalice and other religious relics
Intricate designs on the outer shell
The Antioch Chalice and other religious artifacts
Image of Jesus on the outer shell
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Is this the Holy Grail?

And what is its spiritual power?

In the 1920s and 30s this religious relic toured America under armed guard. Thousands came to see and touch it. Why? Because they were told it is the cup from which Jesus drank wine at the last supper.  They believed it is the holy chalice or to use a more ancient word for chalice... the Holy Grail.

Is it the Holy Grail?

And what is its spiritual power?

The secrets are revealed in the premiere broadcast of Museum Secrets: Inside the Met.

Holy Grail Contender

What makes the Antioch Chalice a convincing candidate for the Holy Grail? Discover the secrets in our Web Exclusive Video: Grail Contender.

Modern Holy Grails

Name any fond hope or an impossible dream and you can be sure that for someone, somewhere, it's a Holy Grail. We invite you to consider some of these modern grails, and find out what might happen if you discovered them in our Interactive Feature:  Modern Holy Grails.

Further Questions

Want to discover more religious relics?  Check out this page on the Metropolitan Museum web site: Relics and Reliquaries in Medieval Christianity.

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Lorraine • #111 • 2017-04-16 23:49:55
Have read that the Chalice of Antioch was fashioned by Linus to \'contain\' the clay cup that Jesus used at the last supper. Clay being deliberately chosen by Jesus to represent Earth. A second receptacle was made as a container for the cup when

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