Early relief ware two-handled cup (scyphus or cantharus)
Signed by Caius Popilius (Central Italian)
Place of Manufacture: Italy, Umbria, Ocriculo
Height: 7.3 cm (2 7/8 in.); diameter: 11.6 cm (4 9/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Ceramic, Italo-Megarian Relief Ware, mould made
Not On View
Exterior decorated with reliefs representing a battle of Alexander the Great; sixteen figures in the composition, which seems borrowed from the Alexander Mosaic, Pompeii.
The bottom of the cup has a head of Medusa in relief; signed by the maker Popilius.
C.POPILIVS.C or O (Ocriculo)
By 1899: with Edward Perry Warren; purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, 1899, for $ 32,500.00 (this is the total price for MFA 99.338-99.542)
Henry Lillie Pierce Fund