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The Crawford Cup

  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Title (object)

    • The Crawford Cup
  • Description

    Cantharus of fluorspar.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 50-100
  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 9.7 centimetres
    • Diameter: 10.7 centimetres
    • Width: 14.9 centimetres
    • Weight: 867 grammes
  • Curator's comments

    It seems probable that this cup was found in a tomb in Cilicia in 1914-1918, together with the fluorspar cup known as the 'Barber Cup' (GR 2003.12-2.1).

    see comment on 'Barber Cup'


            D. Williams, "Crystalline matter", British Museum Magazine (Spring 2004), p. 47.


  • Location

    On display: G70/dc13

  • Exhibition history


    2003-2004 Oct-Jan, London, Hayward Gallery, 'Saved!100 Years of the National Art Collections Fund', no.115
    2013-2014, 21 Sep-5 Jan, Bristol Museum and Art Gallery, Empire – Roman Power & People
    2014, 25 Jan-27 Apr, Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery, Empire – Roman Power & People
    2014, 17 May-31 Aug, Coventry, The Herbert, Empire – Roman Power & People
    2014 – 2015, 20 Sep-4 Jan, Leeds City Museum, Empire – Roman Power & People
    2015, 24 Jan-10 May, Dundee, The McManus, Empire – Roman Power & People
    2015, 30 May-13 Sep, Newcastle, Segedunum Roman Fort, Empire – Roman Power & People

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date


  • Acquisition notes

    Given by the National Art Collections Fund to commemorate the years (1945-1970) served by its David, 28th Earl of Crawford and 11th Earl of Balcanes as Chairman.

  • Department

    Greek & Roman Antiquities

  • Registration number


COMPASS Title: The Crawford Cup


COMPASS Title: The Crawford Cup

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