Cup with Centaurs and Cupids

Photograph of a silver and gold two-handled cup, richly decorated with figures in raised relief.

Cup with Centaurs and Cupids

Description:
Medium:
Silver and gold
Dimensions:
H. 11.7 cm; D. 18.5 cm; Diam. (of rim) 15 cm
Context:
Berthouville, France
Date:
Roman, 1–100 CE
Inventory Number:
inv. 56.6
Lender:
Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paris
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The Latin inscription incised around the bottom of the body of the cup reads:

MERCVRIO AVGVSTO Q DOMITIVS TVTVS EX VOTO

Translation: To Augustan Mercury, Quintus Domitius Tutus (gave this) in fulfillment of a vow.