Overall (funnel and strainer): 2 5/16 × 6 15/16 × 3 7/8 in., 6oz. (5.8 × 17.6 × 9.8 cm, 169g)
Overall (strainer only): 3 9/16 × 1 1/16 in., 1.8oz. (9.1 × 2.7 cm, 52g)
weight of funnel without strainer: 4.1oz. (117g)
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
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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