North Syrian / Chalice (one of a group of fifteen objects) / 6th-7th CenturyNorth Syrian
Chalice (one of a group of fifteen objects)
6th-7th Century

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Creator Nationality: Asian; Anatolian; Hittite
Creator Name-CRT: North Syrian
Title: Chalice (one of a group of fifteen objects)
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Creation Start Date: 500
Creation End Date: 699
Creation Date: 6th-7th Century
Creation Place: North Syria
Object Type: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Classification Term: Metalwork-Silver
Materials and Techniques: Silver, silver-gilt
Dimensions: Max H. 6 7/8 (17.5 cm) to 9 13/16 in. (24.9 cm), Max Diam. 5 2/3 in. (14.3 cm) to 9 1/8 in. (20.6 cm)
AMICA Contributor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Owner Location: New York, New York, USA
ID Number: 1986.3.1
Credit Line: Purchase, Rogers Fund, and Henry J. and Drue E. Heinz Foundation, Norbert Schimmel and Lila Acheson Wallace Gifts, 1986

This group of fifteen objects includes chalices, censers, a strainer, and a eucharistic dove. These silver liturgical objects are a fragmentary but nonetheless resplendent testimony to the material prosperity and religious devotion of a Christian community in the portion of the early Byzantine Empire that fell to Islam in the seventh century.

AMICA ID: MMA_.1986.3.1
AMICA Library Year: 2000
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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