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Imitation of a Roman One-Handled Cup

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Object Details

Title:

Imitation of a Roman One-Handled Cup

Artist/Maker:

Unknown

Culture:

Modern

Place:

Europe (?) (Place Created)

Date:

19th century

Medium:

Silver

Object Number:

78.AK.13

Dimensions:

20.3 cm (8 in.)

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Object Description

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.

Provenance
Provenance
- 1953

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

Bibliography
Bibliography

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.