“E cos'è, se non destino dell'uomo, questo portare il proprio fardello, bere il proprio calice?”

Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

Hemispherical copper cup

Adriatic-Byzantine art, 9th-10th century

Full patina repoussé and engraved copper

h. cm 10, d. cm 15

This cup, clearly ecclesiastical, is decorated all the way down its body with the figures of the four evangelists. A Celtic cross, from the bottom up to the edge, divides the four areas of the figures

In full patina.