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Bruce Nile Cup

Description

The Bruce Nile Cup, a silver mounted coconut shell cup, the nut bowl lined with silver with overlapping scalloped rim, set on a beaded baluster stem and fluted stepped trumpet foot, used by James Bruce to drink to the health of George III at Lake Tana, Ethiopia, on 4 November 1770

Museum reference

K.2006.294

Collection

Decorative and Applied Art

Object name

Cup

Date

c. 1770

Materials

Coconut, Silver

Physical description

Silver mounted coconut shell

Associations

User: Bruce, James, 1730 - 1794
Subject: George III
Place of use: Lake Tana, Ethiopia, Eastern Africa

Exhibitions

  • Discoveries Redisplay, 2015

  • Discoveries (29 Jul 2011 - 2016)
    National Museum of Scotland

On display

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