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Drinking cup (kantharos) in the form of a head

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Lead glazed ware, brown. Amphora in the form of a female head; between handles and back, formal leaf pattern.


By date unknown: Charles Bain Hoyt Collection (according to his associate Burdon-Muller, the Hoyt "Greek & Roman glass and lead-glazed vases were all purchased from Kelekian and Kouchakji in New York"; bequest of Charles Bain Hoyt to MFA, May 11, 1950

Credit Line

Bequest of Charles Bain Hoyt—Charles Bain Hoyt Collection

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, first or 2nd century A.D.


Height: 7 cm (2 3/4 in.); diameter: 4.7 cm (1 7/8 in.).

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Lead Glazed


The Ancient World