Drinking cup (kantharos) in the form of a head

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
first or 2nd century A.D.


Dimensions

Height: 7 cm (2 3/4 in.); diameter: 4.7 cm (1 7/8 in.).

Accession Number

50.1744

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Lead Glazed

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Lead glazed ware, brown. Amphora in the form of a female head; between handles and back, formal leaf pattern.

Provenance

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—Charles Bain Hoyt Collection