With a youthful Christ with a cruciform halo, a long-haired Saint John the Forerunner, the Virgin Mary in orant pose, and a saint holding a Gospel book
Inscribed in Greek: Of Saint John of the village of Attarouthis 1986.3.8
Chalices were used for offering the Eucharistic wine to the entire congregation during the Divine Liturgy.
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Title:The Attarouthi Treasure - Chalice
Geography:Made in Attarouthi, Syria
Medium:Silver and gilded silver
Dimensions:Overall: 8 3/4 × 6 5/16 in., 12.2oz. (22.2 × 16 cm, 346g) Diam. of foot: 3 1/2 in. (8.9 cm) Diam. of knop: 1 1/2 in. (3.8 cm) Capacity of cup: 1700 ml
Credit Line:Purchase, Rogers Fund and Henry J. and Drue E. Heinz Foundation, Norbert Schimmel, and Lila Acheson Wallace Gifts, 1986
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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