Drinking cup (skyphos)

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

Place of Manufacture: Turkey, Cilicia, Tarsus


Height: 7.7 cm. (3 1/16 in.); diameter: 9.5 cm (3 3/4 in.); diameter with handles: 13.2 cm (5 3/16 in.).

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, green lead-glazed, mold-made

Not On View


Asia, The Ancient World



Lead-glazed ware. Broken and mended. Green glaze on exterior, mustard color on interior. Ring handles with small knurls on top. On body: alternating rosettes, one eight-petalled, within circle of pointed leaves, concentric circles; small rosette with leaf above and below.


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