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Drinking cup (skyphos)

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Skyphos with yellow-brown glaze covering both interior and exterior surfaces. Deep cup with ring handles above which volute attachment; nearly vertical walls, wide ring foot. Sacrificial implements appear in relief on each side.


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, Augustan or Tiberian, A.D. 1–25

Place of Manufacture

Smyrna (Izmir), Ionia, Turkey


Height: 7.3 cm (2 7/8 in.) diameter: 8.7 cm.

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Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Lead Glazed, mold-made


The Ancient World