Overall: 8 1/8 × 5 7/8 in., 12.7oz. (20.7 × 14.9 cm, 360g)
Diam. of foot: 3 1/2 in. (8.9 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 stars and crosses
Inscribed in Greek: Of Saint John of the village of Tarothis
The stars probably represent the star of Bethlehem that announced Christ's birth, the crosses the manner of his death. They are symbols of the birth and death of Christ, events commemorated in the Eucharist for which these chalices were made.
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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