The Attarouthi Treasure - Wine Strainer


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).

The Attarouthi Treasure - Wine Strainer, Silver, Byzantine

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