Attarouthi Treasure. Strainer for eucharistic wine.
6th-7th c Byzantine Byzantine (Early) Metalwork
EARLY BYZANTINE Anonymous
(330 - 843)
Silver; Silver gilt
New York. Metropolitan Museum of Art.
One of several liturgical objects found in a Christian church in the affluent merchant town of Attarouthi in Syria. The strainer was used in the Divine Liturgy (Eucharist service) to remove impurities from wine.