Globe cup, Christoph Ritter (III), Jodocus Hondius (I), c. 1640

Globe cup, Christoph Ritter (III), Jodocus Hondius (I), c. 1640

silver (metal), h 25.5cm × d 10.9cm. More details

A kneeling Julius Caesar carries a terrestrial globe on his right shoulder. He is here represented as the founder of the Roman Empire. The names of the other great empires of antiquity – Assyria, Persia and Greece – are inscribed in escutcheons on the cup’s base. To drink from the cup, the top section of the terrestrial globe is removed.

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