Tazza (footed drinking cup), Adam van Vianen (I), 1621

Tazza (footed drinking cup), Adam van Vianen (I), 1621

silver (metal), h 15.6cm × l 17.8cm × w 13.9cm More details

Four mythological gods recline on the rim of this dish: Venus, the goddess of love, with her son Cupid; Bacchus, the god of wine; and Ceres, the goddess of agriculture. Together they personify the maxim: ‘Without food and drink, love is cold’. This object was masterfully fashioned from a single sheet of silver. The proud silversmith signed it on the front.

On display in room 2.1

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