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Accession_Number 22.3.25
adlib_title Apulian red figure pyxis lid
Shape Pyxis lid
Shape_description Lid
Material Terracotta
Fabric Apulian
Fabric_description
Munsell_color 7.5YR 6/6
Decoration Rim has black wave design. Two female heads separated by palmettes. Knob has whole palmette design. And white, and yellow residue colouring around the whole of the pyxis. Central knob with rays and circle in middle. Inside and outside of rim on knob is black but top is reserved. Underside is reserved.
Inscriptions
Condition Part of rim from the knob has broken. Paint is in good condition and the glaze on the black parts is still shiny.
Technique/Style Red figure
Provenance
Period Hellenistic
Date 325-300
Dating_details
Artist
Attribution
Image
2003.26.0097.jpg
2003.26.0097.jpg
Pyxis lide, side view. Shows female head, flanked by palmettes.
2003.97.0899.jpg
2003.97.0899.jpg
Oblique view of an Apulian red-figure pyxis lid, showing exterior decoration of a female head and missing section of the knob.
2004.13.0018.jpg
2004.13.0018.jpg
Oblique view, from above, of an Apulian red-figure pyxis lid, decorated with a female head, profile to right.
2004.13.0020.jpg
2004.13.0020.jpg
Oblique view, from above, of a Apulian red-figure pyxis lid showing the head of a woman in profile facing to the right.
2004.13.0021.jpg
2004.13.0021.jpg
Oblique view, from above, of an Apulian red-figure pyxis lid, decorated with a female head, profile to right.
Comparanda
Bibliography CVA Reading 1, pl. 30.4
Archive_Ref reference 1
Beazley_DB
Height 6.9
Diameters 14.6
Handle_height 2.9
Other_dims. Knob diameter 5.8
Location Body Beautiful
Edited_by Hannah; Karen; Kinsey
Date_edited 06.08.2002; 20.04.2004; 11.01.2006
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