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Drinking cup (skyphos)

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Lead-glazed ware. Intact. Green glaze on exterior, mustard color on interior with some iridescence. Ring handles with volute tops. On body: ivy vine with leaves and flowers.


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, First century, probably 1–50

Place of Manufacture

Tarsus, Cilicia, Turkey


Height: 7.5 cm (2 15/16 in.); diameter: 8.6 cm (3 3/8 in.); diameter with handles: 14.8 cm (5 13/16 in.).

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Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Lead Glazed, mold-made


The Ancient World