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lobed cup with floral engravings
  • Andreas Michel
    active 1600s
    active: Holy Roman Empire (present-day Germany)
  • lobed cup with floral engravings, circa 1620
  • Where object was made: Nuremberg, Holy Roman Empire (present-day Germany)
  • silver, gilding
  • Object Height/Diameter: 18 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 7 1/16 in
  • Museum purchase: Gift of Robert and Nancy Sullivan in honor of Marilyn Stokstad, Distinguished Professor of the History of Art
  • On view: Stewart Gallery, 406, C1
  • 2014.0334

This standing lobed cup is composed of three parts, a body, stem, and round base. The upper part of the body is hexagoned in shape and engraved with different floral and vegetable motifs. Dragon flies are also engraved at the center of every second side. The lower part of a body is embossed with lobes in high relief. There is scrollwork at the base of cup and on stem.