Drinking cup (skyphos)
Roman, Asia Minor
Early Imperial Period
about 50 B.C.–A.D. 50
Place of Manufacture: Tarsus, Cilicia, Turkey
Height: 7.1 cm (2 13/16 in.); diameter: 8.6 cm (3 3/8 in.).
Medium or Technique
Ceramic, green lead-glazed, mold-made
Not On View
Dark-green glaze on exterior, brown inside. Small cup with ring handles, thumb-plate in form of boukranion; rounded walls, ring foot. molded decoration; on each side large bow-knot between dogs; each handle, human figure.
Date unknown: according to a note in the Hoyt collection folder: found in Syria, near Aleppo; by 1920: with Kouchakji Freres; November 6, 1920: purchased from Kouchakji Freres by Charles Bain Hoyt; bequest of Charles Bain Hoyt to MFA, May 11, 1950
Bequest of Charles Bain Hoyt