A man with a Persian dress holding a skyphos.

A man with a Persian dress holding a skyphos.

Description

A man reclining, in Persian dress. His head and feet are lost. He is holding a skyphos in his left hand.

On the skyphos, three lines painted in red:

tymrṣw br | ‘t‘qb ’šgdt | ḥbl

“Taimarṣu, son of ‘Ate‘aqab Ašgadat, alas!”

A skyphos is a two-handled deep wine-cup on a low flanged base or none. The handles may be horizontal ear-shaped thumbholds that project from the rim, or they may be loop handles at the rim or that stand away from the lower part of the body.

  • Material: Limestone.

  • Item Dimensions: W. 73 cm, H. 44 cm.

  • Date: end of 2nd or beginning of 3rd century.

  • Excavated from: Palmyra-

  • Archaeological Mission:

  • Archaeological Museum Of Palmyra – 2011

Excavation Site Location

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