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Drinking cup (skyphos)

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Silvery slip all over dark green glaze outside; yellowish-brown inside. Small cup, boukranion attachment above each ring handle; curved walls, ring-foot; small projections on rim. molded decoration; elaborate grape vine below row of dotted circles.


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

Roman Provincial, Early Imperial Period, 1st century A.D.

Place of Manufacture

Tarsus, Cilicia, Turkey


Height: 7.4 cm (2 15/16 in.); diameter: 9.1 cm (3 9/16 in.).

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Lead Glazed


The Ancient World