Wine was poured into the chalices through a strainer to remove impurities before it was used in the Eucharist. This strainer is pierced in a pattern reproducing one type of Christogram, a monogram of the initials of Christ’s name in Greek, I (Iesous) X (Christos).
From Attarouthi, Syria; [ Elias Bustros, Beirut (by 1940)]; [ Sleiman Abou Taam, Beirut and Switzerland (1965–1986)]
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