Drinking cup (skyphos) decorated with grapevines

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


Height: 14.3 cm (5 5/8 in.); diameter: 17.9 cm (7 1/16 in.).

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Medium or Technique

Ceramic, green lead-glazed, mold-made

Not On View


Asia, The Ancient World



Deep bowl with foot. Green glaze inside and out. Relief decoration consists of (on exterior) sprays of grapevine interspersed with several figures, including a centaur brandishing a club, Erotes carrying vases, and dolphins.


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