Goblet. Germany, mid-17th century. Cast silver, embossed.
Goblets shaped like female figures were used at weddings;
newlyweds drank from them in turns.
Such goblets usually had two hollow spaces — one,
bigger, in the skirt of the figure,
and the other above the figurine’s head.
First, the bigger one was to be drained,
then the other one; it was particularly tricky since
not a drop was to be spilled from the smaller one
while drinking from the bigger one.
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