Spink & Son, Ltd., sold to J. Paul Getty, 1953.
1953 - 1976
J. Paul Getty, American, 1892 - 1976
1976 - 1978
Estate of J. Paul Getty, American, 1892 - 1976
Not currently on view
Imitation of a Roman One-Handled Cup
Europe (?) (Place Created)
20.3 cm (8 in.)
A one-handled, footed cup decorated on the interior with two raised concentric rings on the bottom. There is a small hole in the body of the cup. The handle is large with a circular end and a large central eye pierced through it. Around the eye is an incised ring of alternating dots and lines. Another raised ring forms the edge of the handle. In the center of the handle is a lyre in relief, set askew to the axis. Where the handle meets the cup is an engraved floral motif. On the underside of the handle is an engraved name: LVC ANT PLANCVS.
Stothart, Herbert. A Handbook of the Sculpture in the J. Paul Getty Museum. (Malibu: J. Paul Getty Museum, 1965), p. 19, no. E-51.
Frel, Jiří. "Imitations of Ancient Sculpture in Malibu." The J. Paul Getty Museum Journal, vol. 9 (Malibu: 1981). pp. 69-82, p. 69, n. 4.