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Accession_Number 14.9.57
adlib_title Attic geometric pyxis lid
Shape Pyxis lid
Shape_description
Material Terracotta
Fabric Attic
Fabric_description
Munsell_color 7.5YR 7/6
Decoration Central circular knob with painted black cross and sides filled with lines. Side has bars and the stem of the handle is black. Three black bands, two roes of staggered bars, black bands, diagonal lines with dots above and below, black bands, horizontal bars in two rows but are entwined, black bands. Inside is reserved and with a rim so it sits inside the base section.
Inscriptions
Condition About half lid preserved. Some surface damage to the exterior surface. Chips to rim and to handle. Paint worn on areas of the design.
Technique/Style Geometric
Provenance Probably from Attica
Period Geometric
Date 725-700
Dating_details
Artist
Attribution
Image
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2003.08.0001.jpg
Oblique view, from above, of an Attic geometric pyxis lid.
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2003.97.0757.jpg
Side view of an Attic geometric pyxis lid.
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2003.97.0758.jpg
Side view of an Attic geometric pyxis lid.
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2003.97.0759.jpg
Top view of an Attic geometric pyxis lid.
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2003.97.0760.jpg
Bottom view of an Attic geometric pyxis lid, showing reserved interior.
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Comparanda
Bibliography CVA Reading 1, pl. 8.2
Archive_Ref reference 1
reference 2
Beazley_DB
Height 5.6
Diameters 18.5; knob 4.0
Handle_height 2.0
Other_dims.
Location Timeline 2 top
Edited_by Denise; Karen; Kinsey
Date_edited 04.09.2002; 31.03.2004; 16.01.2006
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