Overall: 8 1/16 × 6 1/4 in., 12.2oz. (20.4 × 15.9 cm, 347g) Diam. of foot: 3 11/16 in. (9.4 cm) Diam. of knop: 1 5/16 in. (3.4 cm) Capacity of cup: 1550 ml
Purchase, Rogers Fund and Henry J. and Drue E. Heinz Foundation, Norbert Schimmel, and Lila Acheson Wallace Gifts, 1986
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 1986.3.5
The generous size of these chalices is evidence of the large number of Christians residing around Attarouthi prior to the rise of Islam.
Inscription: [in Greek:] I, Diodoros, deacon, express my gratitude to God and Saints Stephen and George and also to the people 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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