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Nautilus shell cup




c. 1660-1680

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location On view at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, G316
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Medium: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects, Metalwork | Nautilus shell, silver, parcel-gilt
Size: 15 9/16 x 7 3/4 x 4 5/16 in. (39.55 x 19.69 x 10.95 cm)
Creation Place: Europe, Northern Germany
Culture: Europe, Northern Germany
Style: 17th century
Physical Description: ovoid foot with beaded edge and silver rim decorated with scrolls and flowers; long stem with silver and gilt figure of Neptune with long hair and beard, holding a trident, riding a hippocamp; Neptune wears elaborate scrolled crown; nautilus shell forms c
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Gift of funds from Mary Agnes and Al McQuinn
Accession Number: 2011.28
Artist: Unknown
Role: Artist
Added to Site: September 25, 2011