Overall: 7 13/16 × 6 3/16 in., 12.4oz. (19.9 × 15.7 cm, 351g)
Diam. of foot: 3 3/16 in. (8.1 cm)
Diam. of knop: 1 5/16 in. (3.3 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 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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