Nota de aplicación
In the context of Christian liturgical accessories, the holders that secure the host in the monstrance. Originaly lunettes were crescent-shaped clips made of gold or silver-gilt, used for securing the host in a monstrance. In more recent centuries, the host is enclosed in a pyx the same size as the host, with two glass faces, and this pyx is itself is inserted into the apperture of the monstrance. This newer-style holder is also called a lunette, although it is no longer crescent-shaped.