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The Attarouthi Treasure - Chalice

Date:
late 6th–early 7th century
Geography:
Made in Attarouthi, Syria
Culture:
Byzantine
Medium:
Silver and gilded silver
Dimensions:
Overall: 8 3/8 x 6 5/16 in. (21.3 x 16 cm) Diam. of foot: 3 1/2 in. (8.9 cm) Diam. of knop: 1 3/8 in. (3.5 cm) Capacity of cup: 1900 ml weight with restoration: 11.8oz. (334g)
Classification:
Metalwork-Silver
Credit Line:
Purchase, Rogers Fund and Henry J. and Drue E. Heinz Foundation, Norbert Schimmel, and Lila Acheson Wallace Gifts, 1986
Accession Number:
1986.3.3
  • Description

    With a long-haired Saint John the Forerunner, the Virgin Mary in orant pose, a saint in orant pose, a military saint with staff and shield, a youthful Christ with cruciform halo, and another military saint in armor killing a dragon (Saint George ?), under arcades. Inscribed in Greek: For her salvation Eudoxia has offered [this] to
    Saint Stephen of the village of Attar[outhi].

  • Signatures, Inscriptions, and Markings

    Inscription: [in Greek:] For her salvation Eudoxia has offered [this] to [the Church of] St. Stephen of the village of Attar[outhi]

  • Provenance

    From Attarouthi, Syria; [ Elias Bustros, Beirut (by 1940)]; [ Sleiman Abou Taam, Beirut and Switzerland (1965–1986)]

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