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Accession_Number 27.4.2
adlib_title Boeotian black figure pyxis
Shape Pyxis
Shape_description There are two holes pierced below the rim to take cord for hanging.
Material Terracotta
Fabric Boeotian
Fabric_description
Munsell_color
Decoration Large part of one side smeared(?). The paint is fired red throughout. On the rim is a red band, the inside of the pot is completely red, though the glaze appears black towardes the centre. On the outside, a thick red band lies above two rows of leaves, separated by a thin band. Below the second row of leaves is another thick band, which reaches nearly to the rim of the foot. The foot rim and base are reserved.
Inscriptions
Condition Incomplete and repaired in seven pieces. The band on the rim, has mostly been rubbed away and on the inside there is a lot of greyish/white deposit. There are lots of small scratches all over the surface, including one long, deeper one at the base of the pot on the inside. On the outside, the glaze has also been rubbed away in patches, and on the leaves there are patches where it has come away in flakes. The foot is in pretty good condition, except for a white/cream deposit.
Technique/Style Black figure
Provenance
Period
Date 425-375
Dating_details
Artist
Attribution
Image
2002.97.0255.jpg
2002.97.0255.jpg
Front view of a Boeotian black figure pyxis, showing missing section and exterior pattern.
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2002.97.0256.jpg
2002.97.0256.jpg
Front view of black figure pyxis glued together from many fragments.
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2002.97.0257.jpg
2002.97.0257.jpg
View of black figure pyxis looking into mouth, showing large chip to the rim.
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2002.97.0258.jpg
2002.97.0258.jpg
Side view of black figure pyxis, resting on its rim.
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2002.97.0259.jpg
2002.97.0259.jpg
Base of black figure Boeotian pyxis.
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2003.17.0003.jpg
2003.17.0003.jpg
Side view of a Boeotian black-figure pyxis.
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2004.14.0002.jpg
2004.14.0002.jpg
Side view of black figure pyxis, resting on its rim.
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Comparanda
Bibliography CVA Reading 1, pl. 18.10
Archive_Ref reference 1
reference 2
Beazley_DB
Height H. 10.4
Diameters Diam (outside rim) 14.6; (inside rim) 12.7
Handle_height
Other_dims. Foot diam. 8.0; Foot H. 1.2
Location History - Excavation shed (bottom shelf)
Edited_by Georgina; Karen
Date_edited 18.07.02; 05.04.2004
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