Drinking cup (skyphos)

Roman Provincial
Early Imperial Period, Augustan or Tiberian
A.D. 1–25

Place of Manufacture: Turkey, Ionia, Smyrna (Izmir)


Height: 7.3 cm (2 7/8 in.) diameter: 8.7 cm.

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Lead Glazed, mold-made

Not On View


The Ancient World



Skyphos with yellow-brown glaze covering both interior and exterior surfaces. Deep cup with ring handles above which volute attachment; nearly vertical walls, wide ring foot. Sacrificial implements appear in relief on each side.


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