Terracotta scyphus (drinking cup)

Period: Early Imperial, Julio-Claudian

Date: ca. 15 B.C.–A.D. 60

Culture: Roman

Medium: Terracotta; Arretine ware

Dimensions: H. with handle 4 9/16 in. (11.6 cm); diameter 4 1/2 in. (11.4 cm)

Classification: Vases

Credit Line: Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917

Accession Number: 17.194.894


This cup is stamped by M. Perennius Tigranus, who owned one of the most prolific workshops operating at Arretium (modern Arezzo, Italy) during the Julio-Claudian period. The relief decoration depicts heroic seminude hunters pitted against a bear and a boar.