The Attarouthi Treasure - Chalice


On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 300

With a youthful Christ with cruciform halo flanked by a deacon saint holding a Gospel book (?) and a saint with staff and shield, and the
Virgin Mary in orant pose flanked by archangels, under arcades

Inscribed in Greek: For the repose of the soul of Anastasia and the salvation of John, deacon of Saint Stephen of the village of Attarathion

The generous size of these chalices is evidence of the large number of Christians residing around Attarouthi prior to the rise of Islam.

The Attarouthi Treasure - Chalice, Silver and gilded silver, Byzantine

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