Chasse (Capsa)

Chasse (Capsa).

(1) A coffer for holding the relics of a saint. It formerly had the shape of a long bottle, with a little roof-like covering. It was made of copper, gilt, and sometimes enamelled. From the 13th century it took the shape of a little church.

(2) An embroidered case or covering for the book of the Gospels; sometimes called the camisia. SEE RELIQUARY.

Definition of chase

See also the International Standard Bible Encyclopedia.

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