Silk Road Collection


  • Black Sea area
  • 1st century AD
  • Roman
  • glass
  • H7.0×W19.6cm

This is a molded cup made of light green transparent glass. It has a thick wall, and its handles are carved out. Called skyphos is Greece, this deep cup with circular handles was made of metal ware, earthenware, or ceramics, and it was widely used in ancient Rome. The overhang on the tops and bottoms of the handles used for gripping echo the metal ware from which the cup was modeled after.