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
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 300
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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