H. 3 1/2 in. (8.9 cm); Diam. of mouth 2 3/4 in. (7 cm)
Purchase, 2001 Benefit Fund, 2002
Not on view
The intertwined vine with its curled leaves is reminiscent of Sogdian imagery and motifs found in Gandharan Dionysian reliefs. The twelve animals of the Chinese zodiac are placed in rectangular frames beneath the cup rim.
[ Rossi & Rossi Ltd. , London, until 2002; sold to MMA]
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Glimpses of the Silk Road: Central Asia in the First Millennium," 2002.
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Buddhism Along the Silk Road," June 2, 2012–February 10, 2013.