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“Hanapi”, container from hammered silver leaf

The second ReInHerit performance

This particular vessel is called "hanapi" (the word comes from the medieval French word hanap). Hanapia were hemispherical containers for personal use which usually had a particularly elaborate decoration. This particular one is made of hammered silver leaf and on the inside has a representation of a falcon with open wings holding the inscription ΙΕΡΑΞ ΕΜΟΝ ΟΝΟΜΑ. On the reverse side there is the inscription ΚΤΗΜΑ Χ’’: ΜΧΛ ΖΓ ΡΦ ΜΡ ΑΘ’ ΩΣ, which states that the hanapi of 1801 was a vessel for the personal use of Hatzimichail Zografou Myriantheos, who was a well-known icon painter of Cyprus, who created many icons throughout Cyprus.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 101004545.

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