Beaker

Beaker

c. 800-1370

Hammered and embossed gold alloy

Overall: 15.2 x 12 cm (6 x 4 3/4 in.)

Gift of James C. Gruener in memory of his wife, Florence Crowell Gruener 1983.189

Fun Fact

Embossed in the central band of this cup are warriors carrying clubs and slings.

Description

Profile figures are unusual in Sicán metal beakers. The presence of such figures is one reason the museum is undertaking research to determine whether this vessel is authentic.

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