- Museum number
Silver vessel handle fragment, with gilded decoration showing the goddess Minerva above a temple close by a water-source. A figure makes an offering before the temple.
- Production date
Height: 8 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- The fragments of highly decorated silver vessels that make up the Capheaton treasure were found in 1747. They may be treasure from a temple. The decoration is purely Roman, and depicts religious and mythological subjects.
The scene is highly reminiscent of the precinct of Sulis Minerva at Bath.
- On display (G49/dc11)
- Exhibition history
1982 Feb-Apr, Manchester, Whitworth Art Gallery, Richard Payne Knight
- Acquisition date
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: 1824,0482.64