The Berlin Foundry Cup: The Casting of Greek Bronze Statuary in the Early Fifth Century B.C.

  title={The Berlin Foundry Cup: The Casting of Greek Bronze Statuary in the Early Fifth Century B.C.},
  author={Carol C. Mattusch},
  journal={American Journal of Archaeology},
  pages={435 - 444}
The Berlin Foundry Cup presents important information about bronze casting techniques and about the style of bronze statues in the early fifth century B. C. While the interior of the cup depicts the relatively common mythological scene of Hephaistos readying the armor for Achilles, the exterior preserves the most detailed picture of a bronze foundry that we have in scenes which must be contemporary with the time at which the cup was produced. The two statues painted on the cup must represent… 


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