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Skyphos (footed wine-cup) with laurel sprays on the body

Roman Period
ca. A.D. 50
From Egypt
Lead glazed terracotta
Height: 3 3/8 (8.5 cm); Dia. of cup: 3 9/16 in. (9 cm); Dia. across handles: 5 7/8 in. (15 cm)
Credit Line:
Purchase, Edward S. Harkness Gift, 1926
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 137
This type of vessel was made at a workshop in southern or western Turkey, probably in Tarsus.
Formerly Carnarvon Collection, purchased by Lord Carnarvon (d. 1923) from Maurice Nahman, Cairo. Collection purchased by the Museum from Lady Carnarvon, 1926.

Hochuli-Gysel, Anne 1977. Kleinasiatische glasierte Reliefkeramik, (50 v. Chr. bis 50 n. Chr.) und ihre oberitalienischen Nachahmungen. Bern: Stämpfli.

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