Silver gilt panaghiarion

unknown artist1570/1630

Benaki Museum of Greek Civilization

Benaki Museum of Greek Civilization

Silver gilt panaghiarion with a broad handle and a cover with a representation of the Virgin Orans with Jesus. On the inside is represented the Hospitality of Abraham and on the handle the Dormition of the Virgin. The panaghiarion is a monastic receptacle for the Virgin’s portion of the Eucharistic bread. Byzantine panaghiaria are made of ivory or of hard stone. In the 15th c., panaghiaria in the form of a diptych pectoral worn by the dignitaries of the Church also made their appearance. Late 16th-early 17th c. L. 0,34, diam. 0,15 m. (ΓΕ 14007)

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  • Title: Silver gilt panaghiarion
  • Creator: unknown artist
  • Date Created: 1570/1630
  • length: 34
  • diameter: 15
  • Physical Dimensions: d150 cm (complete)
  • More Info: Benaki Museum - Benaki Museum
  • Type: ritual or religious vessel
  • Rights: Benaki Museum
  • External Link: Benaki Museum