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Bedia Chalice inscription

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Created  10th - 11th centuries
Bedia Chalice inscription
Writing  Georgian language inscription written in a Georgian script
Present location  Art Museum of Georgia, Tbilisi

The Bedia Chalice inscription (Georgian: ბედიის ბარძიმის წარწერა) is the Georgian language inscription written in the Georgian Asomtavruli script on the golden chalice of Bedia Cathedral, a medieval Georgian Orthodox cathedral located in Abkhazia, Georgia. Surface of chalice is divided into 12 arches. Under each arch there is depicted each figure, which includes Virgin Mary, Jesus sitting on the throne and ten apostles. Chalice later lost a strut and in 16th century it was restored by the Metropolitan of Bedia, Germane Chkhetidze. The chalice inscription mentions King Bagrat III of Georgia with his mother, Queen Gurandukht who was a daughter of King George II of Abkhazia.


  • Translation: "Holy Mother of God, ask your son to have mercy on Bagrat, the King of Abkhazia, and his mother, the Queen Gurandukht, who donated this chalice, amen."
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    Bedia Chalice inscription Wikipedia

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