Overall: 8 1/16 × 5 15/16 in., 13oz. (20.5 × 15.1 cm, 369g)
Diam. of foot: 3 9/16 in. (9 cm)
Diam. of knop: 1 9/16 in. (3.9 cm)
Capacity of cup: 1100 ml
Purchase, Rogers Fund and Henry J. and Drue E. Heinz Foundation, Norbert Schimmel, and Lila Acheson Wallace Gifts, 1986
Not on view
With Saint John the Forerunner, a deacon saint (probably Saint Stephen), a bishop saint, and crosses
Inscribed in Greek: Of Saint John of the village of Atarothis
The figure carrying a Gospel book and swinging a censer to cense and honor the text is probably Saint Stephen. One of the first seven deacons of the Christian church and its first martyr (Acts of the Apostles 6 and 7), he was a popular saint throughout the Christian world in this period.
Inscription: [in Greek:] Of [ the Church of ] Saint John of the village of Attarouthi
From Attarouthi, Syria; [ Elias Bustros, Beirut (by 1940)]; [ Sleiman Abou Taam, Beirut and Switzerland (1965–1986)]
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