Drinking cup (skyphos)

Roman Provincial
Early Imperial Period
1st century A.D.

Place of Manufacture: Turkey, Cilicia, Tarsus


Height: 7.4 cm (2 15/16 in.); diameter: 9.1 cm (3 9/16 in.).

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Lead Glazed

Not On View


The Ancient World



Silvery slip all over dark green glaze outside; yellowish-brown inside. Small cup, boukranion attachment above each ring handle; curved walls, ring-foot; small projections on rim. molded decoration; elaborate grape vine below row of dotted circles.


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