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Fragment of a Secular Cup: M/P.1-1921

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Current Location: Gallery 32 (Rothschild)


Fragment of a Secular Cup


Maker: Unknown



Gold, embossed and chased, and set with gemstones in oval and rectangular settings. A seated man and woman holding a buch of three flowers between them, and further to the right, a man playing the harp


History note: Said by the last owner to have been found at Trier; Johann Aloys Reichsfreiherr von Hügel (1754-1825); Clemens von Hügel (d. 1849); his brother, Aloys von Hügel; his son, Baron Antole von Hügel, Cambridge

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Given by the Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum

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Method of acquisition: Given (1921) by The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum


12th Century
Circa 1100 CE - 1200 CE

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Accession number: M/P.1-1921
Primary reference Number: 119323
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 26 January 2021 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

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Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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