With a youthful Christ with cruciform halo flanked by a deacon saint with censer (probably Saint Stephen) and a youthful saint with staff, and the Virgin Mary in orant pose flanked by archangels, under arcades
Inscribed in Greek: For his salvation Diodoros of the village of Attaroutha has offered [this].
The Virgin stands with her hands lifted in prayer. The orant pose—hands raised to heaven—is the earliest position for prayer in the Christian church.
Inscription: [in Greek:] For his salvation Diodoros has offered [ this ] to [ the Church of ] Saint Stephen 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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