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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.

Provenance

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.

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

50.1744

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Lead Glazed

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Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels