Ure Museum Database



Browse
Accession_Number 25.8.5
adlib_title Boeotian floral ware pyxis lid
Shape Pyxis lid
Shape_description The handle is in three tiers, with a point at the tip.
Material
Fabric Boeotian
Fabric_description
Munsell_color 7.5YR 7/4
Decoration The handle is black with a reserved line at the foot of each tier. The surface of the lid shows alternate palmettes and lotuses, four of each, joined by tendrils. Towards the edge of the lip is a thin black line, with a thicker one outside it that goes right to the edge of the rim. The underside of the lid is reserved.
Inscriptions
Condition Complete but made up of seven seperate pices stuck back together. The handle has several chips, on the middle and lower tiers. The tip of the highest tier has also been chipped, and all over the handle, the gloss shows evidence of wear, with tiny cracks and scratches. The top of the lid shows a few small flakes and chips, mainly on the decoration, and eratically over the surface, there is brown/grey deposit. The inside of the lid is reserved but still shows patches of dirt and a small amount of grey/white deposit around the rim.
Technique/Style Floral ware
Provenance
Period
Date 430
Dating_details
Artist
Attribution
Image
2002.97.0268.jpg
2002.97.0268.jpg
Top view of a Boeotian floral ware pyxis lid, showing exterior decoration.
->add to myUre
2002.97.0269.jpg
2002.97.0269.jpg
Front view of floral ware pyxis lid with decorative three tiered black gloss and red band handle.
->add to myUre
2002.97.0270.jpg
2002.97.0270.jpg
Reserved interior surface of pyxis lid, showing where it has been glued.
->add to myUre
2002.97.0271.jpg
2002.97.0271.jpg
Reserved interior surface of pyxis lid.
->add to myUre
2003.17.0008.jpg
2003.17.0008.jpg
Side view of floral ware pyxis lid with decorative three tiered black gloss and red band handle.
->add to myUre
2004.14.0006.jpg
2004.14.0006.jpg
Front view of floral ware pyxis lid with decorative three tiered black gloss and red band handle.
->add to myUre
2005.89.0089.jpg
2005.89.0089.jpg

->add to myUre
Comparanda
Bibliography CVA Reading 1, pl. 18.2; BSA xIi (1940-45) pl.6.3.
Archive_Ref reference 1
Beazley_DB
Height H.(including handle) 8.5, (without handle) 3.0
Diameters Diam. 13.8
Handle_height H. 5.5
Other_dims.
Location History - Excavation shed (bottom shelf)
Edited_by Georgina; Karen
Date_edited 01.08.02; 05.04.2004
The Ure Museum is part of
The University of Reading, Whiteknights, PO Box 217, Reading, RG6 6AH