Footed cup, Adam van Vianen (I), 1625

Footed cup, Adam van Vianen (I), 1625

silver, h 18.0cm × w 15.5cm × d 12.0cm. More details

De bowl of this cup is shaped like a large shell. The base consists of two entwined mermen engaged in a fight to the death. They battle for the favour of a Nereid, a sea nymph, who escapes by climbing up the shell and diving into the bowl.

On display in gallery 2.1 Adam van Vianen

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