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

Dimensions

Width x length: 10 x 15.5 cm (3 15/16 x 6 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

2004.2230

Medium or Technique

Silver

On View

Ancient Near East Gallery (Gallery 110)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

This ceremonial drinking vessel is shaped in the form of a human fist with a procession of musicians in relief along the cuff.

Provenance

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)

Credit Line

Gift of Landon T. and Lavinia Clay in honor of Malcolm Rogers