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Ancient Roman silversmiths developed their craft to the highest levels of refinement and beauty. Applying fire and basic tools to the shaping of precious metals, many of their sophisticated techniques are still used today. This video illustrates the making of a stunning silver cup that has survived from the 1st century CE.
This cup is on view at the Getty Villa from November 19, 2014 to August 17, 2015 in the exhibition "Ancient Luxury and the Roman Silver Treasure from Berthouville": http://bit.ly/13Oxl7s
Cite This Work
Museum, G. (2015, March 27). The Making of a Roman Silver Cup. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/video/589/the-making-of-a-roman-silver-cup/
Museum, Getty. "The Making of a Roman Silver Cup." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified March 27, 2015. https://www.worldhistory.org/video/589/the-making-of-a-roman-silver-cup/.
Museum, Getty. "The Making of a Roman Silver Cup." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 27 Mar 2015. Web. 02 Aug 2021.