Brooches Jewels : The Farnese Cup (Tazza Farnese) is a 2nd-century BC cameo cup of Hellenistic Egy…

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The Farnese Cup (Tazza Farnese) is a 2nd-century BC cameo cup of Hellenistic Egy...

The Farnese Cup (Tazza Farnese) is a 2nd-century BC cameo cup of Hellenistic Egypt in four-layered sardonyx agate. It is 20 cm wide. After Octavian's conquest of Egypt in 31BC, the Farnese Cup was acquired by the Treasury of Rome. It was later brought to Byzantium, then back west in 1204. After voyages through the courts of Germany, Persia, it was eventually acquired by Lorenzo the Magnificent in 1471, & hence the Farnese family. It now resides in the Naples National Archeological Museum.



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