- Provenance information is currently unavailable
- Previous Owner(s)
Dr. Arthur M. Sackler 1913-1987
Double shell cup decorated in repousse high relief with separate cast foot. The handles were also separatedly casted in the form of a thumbplate with two ring handles below. Surface slightly abraded.
Two handled-drinking silver cups were popular throughout the ancient Mediterranean and Near eastern cultures between the 4th century BCE and the late Roman period. Often produced in pairs, they were particularly popular among wealthy Romans. The cups were decorated in a repousse high relief with the handles and feet cast separately.
- Collection Area(s)
- Ancient Near Eastern Art
- Web Resources
- Google Cultural Institute
- Rights Statement
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