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Lidded goblet

Amber is fossilized tree resin, millions of years old. It is found primarily in the Baltic Sea region. The body of this goblet is decorated with carved reliefs of ancient gods. Surmounting the lid is a gold and enamel figurine of the goddess Minerva. The abundance of gold, enamel and gemstones lends this cup an aura of luxury.
c. 1600 - c. 1625
Amber (fossil resin)
32.0cm
BK-17093
Image and text courtesy of Rijksmuseum, 2019

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