The Romans prized silver tableware very highly and liked to collect large sets for show as much as for use. Consequently, many of the vessels were highly decorative; mythological scenes and favorite pastimes such as hunting frequently served as subjects. Here many details of the relief have been highlighted with gilding.
Said to have been found in Rome
[Until 1906, with Alfredo Barsanti, Rome]; acquired in 1906, purchased from A. Barsanti.
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