Globe cup, Christoph Ritter (III), c. 1645 - c. 1651

Globe cup, Christoph Ritter (III), c. 1645 - c. 1651

silver, h 25.5cm × d 10.9cm. More details

Hercules, identifiable by the lion’s skin draped around his waist, carries a celestial globe on his shoulders. The mythological hero, who died on a funeral pyre and whose body was consumed by a thunderbolt cast by Jupiter, here symbolizes the element of Fire. The names and symbols of the other three elements – Air, Water and Earth – are given in the small escutcheons on the cup’s base.

On display in room 2.3

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