Metal cup, a copy of the original silver cup in the Lourve, decorated with a series of skeletons depicting the dance of death, Roman
Decorated with skeletons, both adult and infant, the silver cup on the right represents the ‘Dance of Death’. As a memento mori, this cup reminds drinkers of the shortness of life and the inevitability of death. This cup is a copy of the original silver version, which is in the Louvre in Paris, France. It is shown here with a similar example (A629455).
- Classical & Medieval Medicine
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- furnishing and equipment
- container - receptacle
- drinking vessel
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