Georgian Ceremonial Toasting Ram Horn Wine Cup
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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Near Eastern: Metalwork: Pre 1920: item # 805608
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|Georgians love wine. They produce it with quality and drink it in quantity. During a Georgian celebratory dinner, called a supra, the host leads toasts throughout an evening of good food, wine and fellowship that is a treasured national tradition. Distinctively Georgian wine vessels are a part of that culture. This ram’s horn supra toasting cup has a wide band of silver over copper around the drinking end and is capped on the other end with an embossed silvered copper tube that ends in the shape of a duck’s head. A chain helps the toastmaster keep a grip on the vessel. This early 20th century piece from the Caucasus has seen a lot of celebrations—the silver is worn through to the copper in some areas—but it still speaks to the warmth and hospitality that is a basic element of the Georgian culture. Dimensions: length 12” (30 cm), diameter 2” (5 cm).|