User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Drinking cup (skyphos)

Start collecting

Lead-glazed ware. Intact. Green glaze on exterior. Mustard color on interior. Double ring handles with top decoration of tied volutes, rosette above. On body: a scale pattern made up of three rows of pinecones within double U-shapes. Dots above cones in rows 2 and 3 and below row 3.

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

Roman Provincial, Early Imperial Period, A.D. 1–50

Place of Manufacture

Tarsus, Cilicia, Turkey

Dimensions

Height: 8.1 cm. diameter: 10 cm. (with handles: 16.9 cm.)

Accession Number

50.2294

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Lead Glazed, mold-made

Not on View
Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels