A HELLENISTIC GREEK PARCEL GILT SILVER CALYX CUP
The repoussé fluted bowl of the vessel is decorated with an incised floral motif on the underside, and an ornately tooled guilloche band about the shoulder. The interior features a separately made repoussé head of Dionysos in exquisite deep relief.
Traces of gilding throughout.
Late 4TH to early 3RD Century BC
7.6 x 9.5 cm (3 x 3 3⁄4 inches), 130 gm.
Ex: Private European collection, Ms. J.Z., 1980s; thence an American collection, Mr. K.
Antiquarium, Ltd.; Ancient Treasures XVII (London, 2018) p.32-33
von Bothmer, Deitrich ; Metropolitan Museum of Art Journal. A Greek & Roman Treasury (New York, v.42 n.1 1984) p.47, nos.77-78