Drinking vessel in the shape of a fist
Near Eastern, Anatolian, Hittite
Hittite New Kingdom, reign of Tudhaliya III
14th century B.C.
Place of Manufacture: central Anatolia
Width x length: 10 x 15.5 cm (3 15/16 x 6 1/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Ancient Near East Gallery (Gallery 110)
This ceremonial drinking vessel is shaped in the form of a human fist with a procession of musicians in relief along the cuff.
November 16, 1976, sold by Mohammad Yeganeh (dealer; b. 1929 - d. 2012), London, to Landon Clay, Boston; 1977, lent by Landon Clay to the MFA; 2004, gift of Landon and Lavinia Clay to the MFA. (Accession Date: February 23, 2005)
Gift of Landon T. and Lavinia Clay in honor of Malcolm Rogers