The forth piece I selected this week is just stunningly beautiful. Representing to me Art for Commemoration, “Ceremonial Cup” (ca 1697-1722), was created by Johann Melchoir Dinglinger. It is on exhibit at The Walters Art Museum and it was created in Germany. It covers multiple mediums, using agate, gold, silver gilt, enamel and semiprecious stones. The piece was created in honor of Augustus the Strong, elector of Saxony and king of Poland. The piece was first displayed 11 years before his death, and incorporated numerous different symbolic representations above, beside and below the agate bowl. Standing at only 29cm high, the piece includes depictions of a Polish prancing horse, sword of Poland, White Eagle, Crown of Poland, dogs and salamanders. All of these elements contributing to commemorate Augustus.