The Attarouthi Treasure - Chalice


On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 300

With stars and crosses

Inscribed in Greek: Of Saint John of the village of Tarothis

The stars probably represent the star of Bethlehem that announced Christ's birth, the crosses the manner of his death. They are symbols of the birth and death of Christ, events commemorated in the Eucharist for which these chalices were made.

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

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