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Description This paten is one of twenty-three silver altar vessels (formerly known as the "Hama Treasure") believed to have been found in the Syrian village of Kurin (the Greek form of the name is Kaper Koraon). These altar vessels form part of The Walters' rich holdings in Byzantine silver. Although as archbishop, Amphilochios, the donor of this paten enjoyed high social status, his gift is among the least pretentious of the Kaper Koraon vessels although it is one of the largest and heaviest patens from this group.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
1/12/1985Technical Reportexamined for technical study
8/29/1985Treatmentcleaned
9/19/1986Treatmentcleaned
2/19/1988Examinationtechnical study
5/31/2001Treatmentcleaned; coated
12/01/2007Examinationexamined for condition
Exhibitions
  • Early Christian and Byzantine Art. Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore. 1947.
  • Illuminated Manuscripts: Masterpieces in Miniature. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1984-1985.
  • Silver Treasure from Early Byzantium. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1986.
  • Realms of Faith: Medieval and Byzantine Art from the Walters Art Museum. Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville. 2001-2002.
  • Realms of Faith: Medieval and Byzantine Art from the Walters Art Museum. Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville. 2002-2005.
  • Realms of Faith: Medieval and Byzantine Art from the Walters Art Museum. Museum of Biblical Art, New York; Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville; Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha. 2008-2009.
Provenance [Excavated in Syria, ca. 1908-1910]; Tawfic Abucasem, Hama and Port Said, ca. 1913, by purchase; Joseph Brummer, Paris, ca. 1928, by purchase; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1929, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Translation] + Vow of the most saintly archbishop AMPHILOCHIOS.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1929

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Period
3rd quarter 6th century (Late Antique)
Medium
silver
(Gold, Silver & Jewelry)
Accession Number
57.643
Measurements
1 9/16 x 16 5/16 in. (4 x 41.4 cm) (h. x d.)
Geography
  • Syria, Kurin (Place of Discovery)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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