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Accession_Number 35.4.3
adlib_title Boeotian black figure pyxis
Shape Pyxis
Shape_description
Material Terracotta
Fabric Boeotian
Fabric_description
Munsell_color
Decoration The top of the rim is reserved with a black line round the edge. The outside is decorated with two vertical bars between two horizontal lines; below which there is a line of black dots. The pot slopes inwards towards the foot and shows a black band. The rim of the foot itself, also has a thin black band round it, which is repeated on the inside of the rim. In the middle of the base of the foot is a roughly drawn black circle. The inside of the pot is completely black.
Inscriptions
Condition Intact. The rim of the pot shows two chips on the inside and three on the outside. As well as this, there is a grey deposit, which is evident in small areas all over the piece. The glaze on the inside is worn and there are small scratches all over. The outside also shows signs of wear, with small scratches all over the glaze. At the base of the foot, there is more deposit, but this is a white/cream clolour.
Technique/Style Black figure
Provenance
Period
Date 425-375
Dating_details
Artist
Attribution
Image
2002.97.0244.jpg
2002.97.0244.jpg
Oblique top view of a Boeotian pyxis with banded decoration.
2002.97.0246.jpg
2002.97.0246.jpg
Oblique bottom view of a Boeotian pyxis with banded decoration.
2002.97.0277.jpg
2002.97.0277.jpg
Top view of a Boeotian pyxis showing the rim and hte bowl.
2003.17.0098.jpg
2003.17.0098.jpg
Pyxis or handleless bowl, side view. Vertical bars and dots for decoration.
2004.14.0096.jpg
2004.14.0096.jpg
Front view of a Boeotian pyxis with banded decoration.
Comparanda
Bibliography CVA Reading 1, pl. 18.8
Archive_Ref reference 1
reference 2
Beazley_DB
Height H. 4.7
Diameters Mouth (incl. rim). 6.7; (inside rim). 5.3; foot 4.3
Handle_height
Other_dims. H of foot 0.5
Location History (shed)
Edited_by Georgina; Karen
Date_edited 18.07.02; 05.04.2004
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