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Accession_Number 26.12.27
adlib_title Pyxis with lid
Shape Pyxis with lid
Shape_description Body narrows slightly towards top. At the bottom of the body there is a wider ledge attached to which there are three moulded lion paws as feet.
Material Terracotta
Fabric
Fabric_description
Munsell_color 5YR 6/3
Decoration The inside is streaky black, the outside is unpainted except the ledge at the bottom of the body which is streaky black. The flange supports the lid. The lid fits over the body to rest on the flange. The top of the lid is also flanged. From the middle of this flange rises a cut-off, grooved cone. The main surface of the lid is decorated with a streaky glaze with a repetitive pattern: two reserved vertical lines followed by a reserved oval. This seems to have been repeated around the whole body but one half of the glaze/pattern is missing.
Inscriptions
Condition Body: complete, comprised of rejoined pieces (foot), cracked and chipped along flange. Lid: reconstructed with some parts missing, large chip on top of lid. Decoration on lid completely faded on one side.
Technique/Style
Provenance
Period Hellenistic
Date 3 c.
Dating_details
Artist
Attribution
Image
2002.97.0539.jpg
2002.97.0539.jpg
Side view of a Hellenistic pyxis.
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2002.97.0540.jpg
2002.97.0540.jpg
Top view of a Hellenistic pyxis, showing the interior.
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2002.97.0541.jpg
2002.97.0541.jpg
Bottom view of a Hellenistic pyxis, showing the three lion paw feet.
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2002.97.0542.jpg
2002.97.0542.jpg
Side view of a Hellenistic pyxis lid, showing the damaged lid.
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2002.97.0543.jpg
2002.97.0543.jpg
Top view of a Hellenistic pyxis lid, showing the circle pattern on the top of the lid.
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2002.97.0544.jpg
2002.97.0544.jpg
Side view of a Hellenistic pyxis, showing the damaged lid.
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2003.36.0097.jpg
2003.36.0097.jpg
Pyxis, side view.
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2003.36.0099.jpg
2003.36.0099.jpg
Pyxis, side view, without lid.
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2007.01.0031.jpg
2007.01.0031.jpg
Side view of a Hellenistic pyxis, with a top view of the lid next to it.
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2007.01.0032.jpg
2007.01.0032.jpg
Top view of the lid.
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2007.01.0033.jpg
2007.01.0033.jpg
Side view of a Hellenistic pyxis, showing the lid.
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Comparanda
Bibliography CVA Reading 1, pl. 40.5
Archive_Ref reference 1
reference 2
Beazley_DB
Height 15.0
Diameters Body: rim 9.4; body 10.1; base 10.4; flange 12.0. Lid: 12.5
Handle_height
Other_dims. Body: H. 13.1; H. feet 3.3
Location Timeline 3b bottom
Edited_by Faye; Karen; Kinsey; Joana Varela
Date_edited 21.07.2003; 21.04.2004; 17.01.2006; 24.04.2017
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