In the tondo of this magnificent cup is a
eagle, the sacred bird of Zeus and an age-
symbol of power and swiftness. The outside
adorned with splendid palmette patterns.
such as this were made for export to the
the wealthy, and were so prized that they
often buried with their owners to delight
through eternity. Could the original owner of
vessel have ever experienced the pleasure
brings to us today, now that the centuries
given it new meaning?