Drinking cup (skyphos) decorated with grapevines

Roman, Asia Minor
Early Imperial Period
about 50 B.C.–A.D. 50


Dimensions

Height: 14.3 cm (5 5/8 in.); diameter: 17.9 cm (7 1/16 in.).

Accession Number

50.2300

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, green lead-glazed, mold-made

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Collections

Asia, The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Deep bowl with foot. Green glaze inside and out. Relief decoration consists of (on exterior) sprays of grapevine interspersed with several figures, including a centaur brandishing a club, Erotes carrying vases, and dolphins.

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