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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: 9 7/16 × 6 11/16 in., 12.6oz. (23.9 × 17 cm, 356g) Diam. of foot: 3 3/4 in. (9.5 cm) Diam. of knop: 1 5/8 in. (4.2 cm) Capacity of cup: 2100 ml
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:
1986.3.7
  • Description

    With a youthful Christ with a cruciform halo, a deacon saint with a censer (probably Saint Stephen), the Virgin Mary in orant pose, and a youthful saint with staff Inscribed in Greek: In completion of a vow and for the salvation of him whose name is known unto the Lord.

  • Signatures, Inscriptions, and Markings

    Inscription: [in Greek:] In fulfillment of a vow and for the salvation of those whose names are known unto the Lord

  • Provenance

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

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