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Drinking cup (skyphos)

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Lead-glazed ware. Broken and mended. Green glaze on exterior, mustard color on interior. Ring handles with small knurls on top. On body: alternating rosettes, one eight-petalled, within circle of pointed leaves, concentric circles; small rosette with leaf above and below.


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

Place of Manufacture

Tarsus, Cilicia, Turkey


Height: 7.7 cm. (3 1/16 in.); diameter: 9.5 cm (3 3/4 in.); diameter with handles: 13.2 cm (5 3/16 in.).

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Medium or Technique

Ceramic, green lead-glazed, mold-made


The Ancient World