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Warren Cup

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Warren's Chalice
Warren Cup

The Warren Cup is a unique, silver, Roman cup from the beginning of the 1st century CE, which depicts two homoerotic scenes. Its name comes from the name of the first contemporary owner, art collector Edward Perry Warren.

Relief on the cup shows two sexual acts: (1) between a younger and an older man and (2) between two younger men. The item proves that the ancient Romans did not avoid the literal representation of the relationship. The cup was probably made by a Greek craftsman on the order of a Roman client.

The object was probably found in Battir in Palestine, and can be seen in the British Museum.

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