Foundation for International Arts and Education

Over 3,000 years separate this 17th-century B.C. goblet from the Christian icon in the previous photo. But the vessel shows a similar, albeit pre-Christian, penchant for intricate metal-work and lavish decoration. A little over 3 inches high, the goblet is made from a single piece of gold shaped on a lathe. Its surface is decorated with gold filigree and inlaid with red sard, carnelian and lapis lazuli.