Two lidded cups, anoniem, 1604

Two lidded cups, anoniem, 1604

silver, h 41.0cm × d 14.7cm. More details

According to legend, Saint George killed a fierce dragon, saving the life of a beautiful princess. This heroic deed is represented twice: in relief on the bowls and in a small figurine surmounting each lid. The cups were commissioned in 1603 by the militia guild of the town of Gorinchem in the province of South Holland. Saint George was the patron saint of archers, among others.

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