A single-handed cup with with a chariot race of amors in the Circus Maximus
Silver with traces of gilding. 1st century BCE—1st century CE.
H. 8 cm, d. 9.5 cm, weight 355 g.
Inv. No. 145510.
Naples, National Archaeological Museum Photo by Ilya Shurygin

A single-handed cup with with a chariot race of amors in the Circus Maximus.

Silver with traces of gilding. 1st century BCE—1st century CE.
H. 8 cm, d. 9.5 cm, weight 355 g.
Inv. No. 145510.

Naples, National Archaeological Museum
(Napoli, Museo archeologico nazionale di Napoli)

Origin:
The cop is a part of a silver deposit uncovered in the basement of the Casa del Menandro (Reg. I Ins.X room 4 B) in 1930. “In the cellar, wrapped up in textiles and placed in the bottom of a wooden chest, were 118 pieces of silver plate, of varying ages and styles… a separate box placed on top of the silverware contained 20 pieces of jewellery made of gold and precious stones, along with some gold wire and 46 coins…” — John Tamm, in review of the book “The Insula of the Menander at Pompeii. Vol. IV: The Silver Treasure” by Kenneth Painter (2001).
Credits:
© 2012. Photo: Ilya Shurygin.
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History of Ancient Rome