Drinking cup (skyphos)

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

Place of Manufacture: Turkey, Cilicia, Tarsus


Height: 7.1 cm (2 13/16 in.); diameter: 8.6 cm (3 3/8 in.).

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, green lead-glazed, mold-made

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Asia, The Ancient World



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

Credit Line

Bequest of Charles Bain Hoyt