Beaker with Mythological Figures Artist: Unknown

1st century A.D.

Ancient Art

On view, 1st floor, Dura-Europos


Mold-blown glass, yellow


19 × 9.4 cm (7 1/2 × 3 11/16 in.)
Diameter of foot: 6 cm (2 3/8 in.)

Credit Line

Hobart and Edward Small Moore Memorial Collection, Bequest of Mrs. William H. Moore

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Said to have come from Hama, Syria; Fahim Kouchakji, 1928
Referred to in 1-11-1928 Kouchakji receipt.
  • David Frederick Grose, The Hellenistic, Roman, and Medieval Glass from Cosa, ed. R. T. Scott (Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan Press, 2017), 111–12.
  • Lisa R. Brody and Gail Hoffman, eds., Roman in the Provinces: Art on the Periphery of Empire (Chestnut Hill, Mass.: McMullen Museum of Art, 2014), 298, no. 114, pl. 114.
  • Karol B. Wight, "Mythological Beakers: A Re-Examination," Journal of Glass Studies 36 (1994): 36, 38, 41–42.
  • Handbook of the Collections, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1992), 268, ill.
  • Susan B. Matheson, Ancient Glass in the Yale University Art Gallery (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1980), 56–59, no. 137, ill.
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Object/Work type

beakers (drinking vessels)

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