The Ancient Antioch Chalice was Originally Discovered in Antioch in 1910 and was believed by many to be the Holy Grail of Christ. It fits many of the traditional specs: it was found in a city where apostles were living shortly after Christ's death, and it has a plain Silver interior bowl decorated by an elaborate shell. It was found by Workmen laboring at the digging of a well. As the work proceeded, one of the workmen spotted a Gleam of Metal shining in the sunlight. Carefully he and his companions removed the Grail from the surrounding dirt. As they scraped away the centuries-old crusty residue, they found that they had unearthed Two Cups, one set within the other. The inner cup is very plain and unprepossessing, but the outer cup is made of Silver. The Cups quickly passed out of their hands and into the possession of the experts. Slowly the word spreads: the Greatest Treasure of them all has been found The Holy Grail! Experts argued, examined and tested for a long time. After being restored in Paris in 1913, it was displayed as the Holy Grail by its owners at the Chicago World's Fair in 1933. It was sold to the Metropolitan Museum of Art where it sits today.
This is a Signed, Numbered, Limited Edition Very Detailed Ancient Biblical Reproduction of the the Original Great Grail Chalice of Antioch. This item was created from an Artists Rendering that was Handcrafted Using Photographs of the original from Books (specifically, Gustavus A. Eisen’s, The Great Chalice of Antioch That was published for the Century of Progress in 1934) and also ones taken in person at the Museum. On the Chalice are 10 Apostle figures and 2 Jesus figures. One Jesus figure is Young the other Older. The Apostles that appear are the key ones at this time in History when the Outer Cup was made. Each Figure can be determined by their associations with the Carvings, Animals and what they are Holding in the Artwork. You will get a Signed, Numbered Certificate along with the Ancient Chalice.
The Antioch Grail is Antique Silver and made out of Very Durable Resin. It weighs 4 pounds and is a very detailed 1:1 Biblical Replica of the original Artifact. It measures: 8 inches tall x 6 inches in diameter. The Detail on the Antioch Chalice is Extraordinary.
You will also get a Free Signed Copy of our Paperback, Full Sized (8.5 x 11) 135 page Book: The Evidence About The Antioch Chalice. This book is loaded with Historical Articles about about the Grail. The Front and Back Cover have Full Color close up Pictures of each side of the Original Chalice that have the Christ figures on them. Inside the book are full close ups of the Original Chalice on each side, showing each figure. The Book also contains a full copy of of Eisens': The Great Antioch Chalice, Preliminary Report on the Great Chalice of Antioch Containing the Earliest Portraits of Christ and the Apostles, The Date of The Great Antioch Chalice and The Plate with Seven Loaves and Two Fishes on the Great Antioch Chalice. Plus it contains
other notable articles: On a Quest for the Holy Grail from Antioch to America, Grail got a Downgrade?, A Note on the Great Antioch Chalice, Eagle and Basket on the Antioch Chalice, Christian Archaeology and much more. As a bonus the book also
includes Nineteen Newspaper articles pertaining to the Great Antioch Chalice. These range from the time of its discovery, the touring of Chalice at the Century of Progress event, to modern day updates and opinions about it.