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Attarouthi Treasure. Strainer for eucharistic wine.
6th-7th c Byzantine Byzantine (Early) Metalwork

EARLY BYZANTINE Anonymous (330 - 843)
c. 500-650
6th-7th c
Silver; Silver gilt
Byzantine (Early)
Strainer
Syria.
New York. Metropolitan Museum of Art.
nyny2137
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.

Caption: EARLY BYZANTINE Anonymous | Attarouthi Treasure. Strainer for eucharistic wine. | c. 500-650 | Byzantine | Byzantine (Early) | ┬ęKathleen Cohen | nyny2137

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