Coconut cup and cover

On display

Carved coconut cup with three scenes Diana and Actaeon, the Death of Pyramus, and Venus and Adonis. Silver foot, straps, mounts and cover. The finial is a crowned man holding a shield charged with an anchor standing on a small dragon with a crowned female head.


  • Title

    Coconut cup and cover

  • Associated place

    Flanders (probable) (probable place of creation)
  • Date

    c. 1540 - 1560
  • Material and technique

    coconut, silver; carved

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    24 cm (height)
  • No. of items


  • Credit line

    Bequeathed by Michael Wellby, 2012.

  • Museum location

    Second floor | Gallery 53 | European Goldsmiths' Work
  • Museum department

    Western Art

  • Accession no.


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