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Cup inscribed "of Zeus, Bringer of Fruits"


Late Hellenistic
ca. 100 BCE
10 x 16.5 cm (3 15/16 x 6 1/2 in.)
silver
BZ.1940.3

Not on view


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Bibliography
The Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection of Harvard University, Handbook of the Collection (Washington, D.C., 1946), 51, no. 95.

Handbook of the Dumbarton Oaks Collection, Harvard University (Washington, D.C., 1955), no. 120.

G. Richter, Catalogue of Greek and Roman Antiquities in the Dumbarton Oaks Collection (Cambridge, Mass., 1956), 46, no. 29, pl. XIX C.

Handbook of the Dumbarton Oaks Collection, Harvard University (Washington, D.C., 1967), 13, no. 47.

Andrew Oliver, Silver for the Gods: 800 Years of Greek and Roman Silver, exh. cat. Toledo Museum of Art (Toledo, 1977), 85, no. 47, fig. p. 84.


Exhibition History
Cambridge, Fogg Museum, "A Selection of Ivories, Bronzes, Metalwork and Other Objects from the Dumbarton Oaks Collection," Nov. 15 - Dec. 31, 1945.

Toledo, Toledo Museum of Art, "Silver for the Gods: 800 Years of Greek and Roman Silver," Oct. 8-Nov. 20, 1977; also at Wm. Rockhill Nelson Gallery and Atkins Museum of Fine Arts, Kansas City, MO, Dec. 11, 1977-Jan. 22, 1978; Fort Worth, TX, Kimbell Art Museum Feb. 19-Apr. 2, 1978.

Washington, DC, Freer Gallery of Art & the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, “Ancient and Medieval Metalwork from Dumbarton Oaks,” Dec. 16, 2005 – Apr. 1, 2007.


Acquisition History
Mildred Robert Woods Bliss, Dumbarton Oaks, purchased February 1940.

The Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, Byzantine Collection, Washington, D.C.