Drinking cup (skyphos)

Roman Provincial
Early Imperial Period
First century, probably 1–50

Place of Manufacture: Turkey, Cilicia, Tarsus


Height: 7.5 cm (2 15/16 in.); diameter: 8.6 cm (3 3/8 in.); diameter with handles: 14.8 cm (5 13/16 in.).

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Lead Glazed, mold-made

Not On View


The Ancient World



Lead-glazed ware. Intact. Green glaze on exterior, mustard color on interior with some iridescence. Ring handles with volute tops. On body: ivy vine with leaves and flowers.


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