The Warren Cup is an ancient Greco-Roman silver drinking cup

The Warren Cup is an ancient Greco-Roman silver drinking cup

The Warren Cup is an ancient Greco-Roman silver drinking cup decorated in relief with two images of male same-sex acts. It was purchased by the British Museum for £1.8 million in 1999, the most expensive single purchase by the museum at that time. It is usually dated to the time of the Julio-Claudian dynasty (1st c. A.D.). The cup is named after its first modern owner, Edward Perry Warren, notable for his art collection, which also included Rodin’s The Kiss statue and Cranach’s Adam and Eve painting.

The Warren Cup is an ancient Greco-Roman silver drinking cup decorated in relief with two images of male same-sex acts. It was purchased by the British Museum for £1.8 million in 1999, the most expensive single purchase by the museum at that time. It is usually dated to the time of the Julio-Claudian dynasty (1st c. A.D.). The cup is named after its first modern owner, Edward Perry Warren, notable for his art collection, which also included Rodin’s The Kiss statue and Cranach’s Adam and Eve painting.

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