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).
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Title:The Attarouthi Treasure - Wine Strainer
Geography:Made in Attarouthi, Syria
Dimensions:Overall (funnel and strainer): 2 5/16 × 6 15/16 × 3 7/8 in., 6oz. (5.8 × 17.6 × 9.8 cm, 169g) Overall (strainer only): 3 9/16 × 1 1/16 in., 1.8oz. (9.1 × 2.7 cm, 52g) weight of funnel without strainer: 4.1oz. (117g)
Credit Line:Purchase, Rogers Fund and Henry J. and Drue E. Heinz Foundation, Norbert Schimmel, and Lila Acheson Wallace Gifts, 1986
From Attarouthi, Syria; [ Elias Bustros, Beirut (by 1940)]; [ Sleiman Abou Taam, Beirut and Switzerland (1965–1986)]
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