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Drinking cup (skyphos)

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Dark-green glaze on exterior, brown inside. Small cup with ring handles, thumb-plate in form of boukranion; rounded walls, ring foot. molded decoration; on each side large bow-knot between dogs; each handle, human figure.


Date unknown: according to a note in the Hoyt collection folder: found in Syria, near Aleppo; by 1920: with Kouchakji Freres; November 6, 1920: purchased from Kouchakji Freres by Charles Bain Hoyt; bequest of Charles Bain Hoyt to MFA, May 11, 1950

Credit Line

Bequest of Charles Bain Hoyt

Roman, Asia Minor, Early Imperial Period, about 50 B.C.–A.D. 50

Place of Manufacture

Tarsus, Cilicia, Turkey


Height: 7.1 cm (2 13/16 in.); diameter: 8.6 cm (3 3/8 in.).

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Medium or Technique

Ceramic, green lead-glazed, mold-made


The Ancient World