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Goblet

Poltava Region, Ukraine

7th century

Gold

H 10.3 cm

Pereshchepina Treasure

This goblet consists of a cup and stand of complex construction, consisting of several soldered parts. The cup is decorated with a chased relief representing floral ornament. The hollow ball-shaped part of the stand includes a bell which rang when the goblet was picked up at feasts and ceremonies. It is thought that the ring of the bell was not only to amuse the revellers but also to drive away evil spirits.

There were eleven similar goblets in the Pereshchepina treasure.

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