Cup with Masks

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

A Cup with Masks

Description:
Medium:
Silver
Dimensions:
H. 16 cm; W. 19.3 cm; Diam. 14.6 cm
Context:
Berthouville, France
Date:
Roman, 1–100 CE
Inventory Number:
inv. 56.8
Lender:
Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paris
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The Latin inscription incised at the top of the decorative field on the outside 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.