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Accession_Number 38.4.6
adlib_title Attic pointed pyxis
Shape Pointed pyxis
Shape_description Dipylon Egg-vase
Material Terracotta
Fabric Attic
Fabric_description
Munsell_color 10YR 7/4
Decoration Two holes pierced in horizontal rim for suspension. The rim is slightly lower than the top of the shoulder and is reserved. The shoulder is black, herring-bone between four bands, thick, hatched meander, herring-bone between four bands, black to bottom of cone. Inside is reserved.
Inscriptions
Condition Original lid is missing. However does have a fake/modern lid. Paint badly worn except for three good patches. Sides remain smooth and unchipped. Couple of cracks in surface and one inside. Deposits inside.
Technique/Style
Provenance Said to be from a cemetery east of Athens
Period Geometric
Date 8 c
Dating_details
Artist
Attribution
Image
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Oblique view, from above, of an Attic geometric pointed pyxis.
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Comparanda
Bibliography CVA Reading 1, pl. 8.1
Archive_Ref
Beazley_DB
Height 12.1
Diameters Mouth 4.1; body 10.0
Handle_height
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Location Household
Edited_by Denise; Karen; Kinsey
Date_edited 06.09.2002; 31.03.2004; 09.01.2006
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