Three silver cups with repousse decoration and traces of gilding.

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.

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