Nautilus shell cup - ROM2011_12444_11

ROM2011_12444_11

Nautilus shell cup

Maker: Probably by Daniel Müller
Medium:Nautilus Shell; silver; parcel gilt stem and foot, repoussé; chased, pierced, and cast decoration
Geography: Augsburg, Bavaria, Germany
Date: early 1600s; probably re-gilded c. 1900
Dimensions:
33.7 x 19.1 cm
Object number: 922.19.11.A
On view
Gallery Location:Samuel European Galleries
DescriptionThe figure of Neptune, Classical god of the sea, sits astride this nautilus shell directing his sea-horses (reins missing). A merman (or triton), riding a dolphin, supports the cup.
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