Three Silver Cups by Roman

Three silver cups with repousse decoration and traces of gilding.

Details

Medium:
Silver
Art Fund grant:
£3,000 ( Total: £14,300)
Acquired in:
1959
Vendor:
Robert Hecht

Each has an outer skin and separately-made inner liner. Two are a pair, covered with elaborate flora and fauna. The third depicts the story of Orestes andIphigeneia (from a lost play by Sophocles).

Provenance

Robert Hecht, Rome.

Venue details

British Museum Great Russell Street, LONDON London WC1B 3DG 020 7323 8299 www.britishmuseum.org

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