Three silver cups with repousse decoration and traces of gilding.
Three Silver Cups by Unknown Artist, 1st century BC
© British Museum
- Art Fund grant:
- £3,000 ( Total: £14,300)
- Acquired in:
- 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).
Robert Hecht, Rome.