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Silver drinking cup

Late Hellenistic or Republican
1st century B.C.–1st century A.D.
Silver, gold
Overall: 2 3/8 x 7 in. (6 x 17.8 cm)
Gold and Silver
Credit Line:
The Bothmer Purchase Fund, 1991
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 166
These cups are an unusual variant among silver vessels of the Republican period, combining as they do Hellenistic Greek elements (the handle palmettes) with Roman traits (the form of the handles as well as the treatment of the interiors of the bowls).
Mertens, Joan R., Dr. 1992. "Recent Acquisitions, A Selection: 1991-1992." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, 50(2): p. 11.

Metropolitan Museum of Art. 1992. "One Hundred Twenty-second Annual Report of the Trustees for the Fiscal Year July 1, 1991 through June 30, 1992." Annual Report of the Trustees of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 122: p. 37.

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