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Stemless cup with ring handles (skyphos)

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Broad cup with a deep body swelling outward toward the base. The lip of the cup is straight on the outside, but thickened and rolled over on the inside. Curved foot with incised concentric circles on underside of base. Ring handles with handle plates above, whose curving edges are decorated...

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Provenance

By 1981: with Mohammad Yeganeh, Bundenweg 7, 6000 Frankfurt/Main, West Germany (provenance suggested in acquisition paperwork: From the Near East [eastern Asia Minor to Afghanistan]); purchased by MFA from Mohammad Yeganeh with funds supplied by Leon Levy, May 13, 1981

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by Leon Levy

Greek, Late Hellenistic Period, 100–50 B.C.

Dimensions

Height: 6.6 cm (2 5/8 in.); diameter: 9.7 cm; diameter (with handles) 17.3 cm

Accession Number

1981.134

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels