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Ancient Art

Kantharos or Skyphos

1st century A.D.

Free-blown glass, transparent dark blue; splash decoration

9.9 cm (3 7/8 in.)
Diameter of mouth interior: 9.6 cm (3 3/4 in.)
Diameter of mouth exterior: 10.6 cm (4 3/16 in.)
Diameter with handles: 15.2 cm (6 in.)
Diameter of foot: 5.5 cm (2 3/16 in.)
Hobart and Edward Small Moore Memorial Collection, Bequest of Mrs. William H. Moore
On view
Eastern Mediterranean, Syrian(?)
Containers - Glass

Moore Collection no. 793.


Gustavus A. Eisen, Glass: Its Origin, History, Chronology, Technic and Classification to the Sixteenth Century, 2 vols. (New York: William Edwin Rudge, 1927), vol. 1, p. 154, pl. 14a.

Susan B. Matheson, Ancient Glass in the Yale University Art Gallery (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1980), 39–40, no. 109, ill.

Richard A. Grossmann, Ancient Glass: A Guide to the Yale Collection (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2002), 13, fig. 12.

John Stuart Gordon, American Glass: The Collections at Yale (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2018), 190, fig. 100A.

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.