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Accession_Number 22.3.5A-B
adlib_title Apulian pyxis
Shape Pyxis
Shape_description One-handled
Material Terracotta
Fabric Apulian
Fabric_description
Munsell_color 7.5YR 7/6
Decoration Glaze fired red throughout. On the body below flanged rim, is key below a broad band, on reserved base an incised spiral. Inside is reserved with a broad band immediately inside the rim and a line below it, at the centre are two concentric circles. Lid: around the rim the pattern consists of leaves surroundered by parallel lines. A broad band separates another pattern of palmettes and decorative tendrils. Another broad band of concentric circles leading up to an acorn shaped knob with ridge at its base. Knob is red around bottom but reserved at top. There are also areas of white and black deposits on knob and inside on the underside of the lid and at base.
Inscriptions
Condition Intact. Three small chips on the body of the lid. Also there are patches of wear particulary on the lid and also there are scratch marks on the lid marking the decorative patterns and inside the pot. Paint has worn off of handle and areas of lid.
Technique/Style
Provenance
Period Classical
Date 5 c
Dating_details
Artist
Attribution
Image
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Front view of a lid to an Apulian pyxis jar.
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Front view of lid to an Apulian pyxis jar.
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Top view of lid to Auplian pyxis jar with floral pattern around the rim.
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Inside of lid to pyxis jar.
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Side view of Apulian pyxis jar with lid, side handle and knob.
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Side view of pyxis jar with handle to the left.
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Top view of Apulian pyxis jar showing shallow inside and with handle to the left.
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Top view of Appulian pyxis jar without lid, showing base and bottom of body.
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Comparanda
Bibliography CVA 32.12; P.N. Ure Studies DM Robinson vol.2, pl.53d.
Archive_Ref
Beazley_DB
Height 7.0
Diameters 14.6
Handle_height 3.7
Other_dims. Base diameter 6.6
Location History - Excavation shed (middle shelf)
Edited_by Denise
Date_edited 6 September 2002
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