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Goblet with relief decoration

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Exquisitely crafted and unusually well preserved silver goblet with a judgement scene in raised relief. The subject has been interpreted in various ways by scholars. Whether the scene is a mythological judgement scene, or a historical one, it shows all the elements and participants of a real...

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From Meroe, North Cemetery, in the debris of Pyramid Beg. N 2. 1922: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan; 1924: received by the MFA.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Roman, Imperial, mid-1st century A.D.


Meroe (Beg. North), Nubia (Sudan)


Height x diameter: 9.8 x 8.8 cm (3 7/8 x 3 7/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Silver; remains of gilding


The Ancient World