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Cup

Cup

  • Place of origin:

    North Africa (possibly, produced)

  • Date:

    19th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silver, beaten

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Edmond Dresden

  • Museum number:

    356-1904

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Cup beaten out of a silver coin. Some tarnishing of surface.

Place of Origin

North Africa (possibly, produced)

Date

19th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Silver, beaten

Dimensions

Height: 6 cm, Diameter: 5.2 cm

Object history note

Accessions register entry: '[One of] Two Cups beaten out of silver coins. / Each tapers gently from the flat base to the spreading mouth with thickened rim, which still bears the decoration originally on the edge of the coin. / North African (?) / 356, H. 2 3/8 in., diam. 2 1/8 in., 356a H. 2 1/4 in., diam. 2 in.'

Descriptive line

Middle East, Metalwork. Zarf or silver cup with flaring sides, linear decoration around lip, possibly North Africa, 1800-1900

Materials

Silver

Categories

Africa

Collection

Middle East Section

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