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Red clay, unpainted, encrusted with white. No foot, no handles. Drinking cups without feet were common in Thrace and the Persian Empire. They entered the Greek repertory in the Age of Alexander.

Provenance

From Assos (Behramkale, Turkey); from a sarcophagus. 188?: excavated by the Archaeological Institute of America; gift of the Archaeological Institute of America to MFA, January 1884.

Credit Line

Gift of the Archaeological Institute of America

Greek, East Greek, Hellenistic Period, second or early first century B.C.

Findspot

Assos (Behramkale), Troad, Anatolia (Turkey)

Dimensions

5.7 x 7.3 cm (2 1/4 x 2 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

84.91

Medium or Technique

Ceramic

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels