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Drinking vessel in the shape of a fist

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This ceremonial drinking vessel is shaped in the form of a human fist with a procession of musicians in relief along the cuff.


November 16, 1976, sold by Mohamed Yeganeh, London, to Landon Clay, Boston; 1977, lent by Landon Clay to the MFA; 2004, year-end gift of Landon and Lavinia Clay to the MFA. (Accession Date: February 23, 2005)

Credit Line

Gift of Landon T. and Lavinia Clay in honor of Malcolm Rogers

Near Eastern, Anatolian, Hittite, Hittite New Kingdom, reign of Tudhaliya III, 14th century B.C.

Place of Manufacture

central Anatolia


Width x length: 10 x 15.5 cm (3 15/16 x 6 1/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World