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Carved Ram's Horn Cup with Lions and Mounted Rider
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Carved Ram's Horn Cup with Lions and Mounted Rider


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Description The exterior of this piece is intricately carved in low relief with a figure of a mounted nobleman and heraldic lions among leaf rinceaux. The cup terminates in a carved bust. This intriguing drinking cup is installed in the chamber of Wonders with objects from Asia and Africa. Seventeenth-century collectors often could not be sure where objects obtained from sea captians and traders actually came from. We don't know where this piece was made. Do you?
Exhibitions
  • World of Wonder. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1971-1972.
Provenance Henry Walters, New York [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Sadie Jones (Mrs. Henry Walters), New York, 1931, by inheritance; Mrs. Henry Walters Sale, New York, May 1, 1941, no. 1025; Walters Art Museum, 1941, by purchase.
Credit Museum purchase [formerly part of the Walters Collection], 1941

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Creators
Period
1500-1700(?) (Early Modern)
Medium
carved horn (ram)
(Pearl, Horn, Coral & Shell)
Accession Number
72.18
Measurements
3 1/4 in. (8.26 cm)
Geographies
  • Africa (?) (Place of Origin)

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