Silver cup by Unknown Artist

The cup is decorated with olive branches and the leaves and berries are done in high relief.

Details

Medium:
Parcel-gilt silver
Dimensions:
10.4 x 12.5 cm
Art Fund grant:
£25,000 ( Total: £60,000)
Acquired in:
2002
Vendor:
Antiquus

As was common practice in Roman times, the bowl was made in two parts and then fitted together, an inner liner, and an outer casing. The junction has been skilfully made at the rim.

Provenance

Collection of John and Gertrude Hunt, County Limerick.

Venue details

Ashmolean Museum Beaumont Street, OXFORD Oxfordshire OX1 2PH 01865 278000 www.ashmolean.org

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