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goblet

1530/1540

British Museum

British Museum

Cylindrical goblet; silver-gilt; embossed and chased; rounded base resting on three lions' heads, between which are three bearded heads within wreaths; upper part in low relief with siege of fortified city; in foreground are groups of horsemen wearing turbans, some in high relief; Biblical scenes on base, destruction of Pharaoh's host, Golden Calf etc; inscribed.; plain silver lining, upper edge forming edge of goblet and engraved with floral scrolls; subject may be siege of Vienna by Turks in 1529; inscribed.

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Details

  • Title: goblet
  • Date Created: 1530/1540
  • Physical Dimensions: Height: 20.80cm; Diameter: 9.88cm (rim of goblet); Diameter: 11.00cm (base (foot to foot)); Diameter: 11.50cm (goblet (including relief)); Weight: 925.00g
  • External Link: British Museum collection online
  • Technique: chased; embossed; gilded; high relief; low relief; stamped; engraved; pointill
  • Subject: old testament; siege
  • Registration number: WB.96
  • Production place: Made in Nuremberg
  • Material: silver
  • Copyright: Photo: © Trustees of the British Museum
  • Acquisition: Bequeathed by Rothschild, Ferdinand Anselm
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