Sacred Vessels

The Cleveland Museum owns four pieces of liturgical vessels from circa 500-700 A.D. This set was discovered in Northern Syria, where early Christians would have buried their precious goods from the invading Persians or Arabs. There are three chalices and one paten in this set. These are all silver; and the chalices are decorated with Saint Peter, Saint Paul, Christ, and the Blessed Virgin. The collection was given to a priest named Zeno by Kyriakos son of Domnos.