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Accession_Number 45.10.7A-B
adlib_title Attic red figure pyxis
Shape Pyxis
Shape_description Tripodic pyxis (three-legs) with a lid, of cylindrical shape. There is a flat, disc-shaped, plastic ring that joins the body with the feet.
Material Terracotta
Fabric Attic
Fabric_description Fine pinkish-red
Munsell_color 5YR 6/6
Decoration Lid: The top surface bears part of a central medallion (dots contoured by double, semi-spherical line), encircled by a black line, a red band, a broader black band and a red line. There is also an ivy spray between the last red line and a similar one. At the rim there is a rather careless tongue pattern, with inner dots (identical to the one of the central medallion, only frammed by thin, black lines). Sides: There is the representation of women pursued by the winged Eros. The naked Eros is flying and his himation with white spots on its top is falling over his forearm. At the level of his face there is an inscription, with white colour KALOS and underneath, KALH, above a bent fillet with thin, short, white lines emerging from its endings. The first of the women is headed right, having extended her right? hand towards Eros and holding and raising slightly her drapery (in order to run faster). Her head is missing, but she is probably looking backwards, to see the advancing Eros. The scene is reproduced again: Anoher Eros pursues another woman, who is running towards an altar? (rectangular, altar-shaped constuction, higher than the figures with a decoration of a large cross and dots in between). Among them there is again the inscribed KALOS, KALH. Many fragments have not survived, however this woman's head is not missing. She is looking backwards and wears a diadema, made of white lines. At the other side of the altar? there is another woman approaching it, having escaped the first Eros, but looking back to see him. She wears a white diadema and the same inscription is between her and the Eros. The scene is framed by two red, concentric lines (above and below the figures). The bottom surface is left reserved. Body: There is decoration of laurel stems and berries around the outer surface with details made of added white. This motif is framed (above and below with red, thick lines). The interior of both pieces is black. The feet have a black band on the side (ca 2 cm below their joining part to the body) and the rest of the surface is left reserved, apart from a black line at the rim. Half way up the inside surface of the feet there is a thin, black band. The base's central part is decorated with a broad black, circular band between thin black lines.
Inscriptions
Condition Comprised of many rejoined piecesby (ca. 10 for the body and 25 for the lid), with some patches reconstructed. One of the legs and large areas of the base, body and lid are restored and repainted. The surface decoration on original pieces is largely intact, with faded white details, and some dark deposits. Decoration worn on the lower flange and the rim of the body, as well as the lower edge of the lid.
Technique/Style Red figure
Provenance
Period High Classical
Date 450
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Artist
Attribution
Image
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Side view of an Attic red-figure pyxis, showing (on the lid) a woman running to a door.
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Side view of an Attic red-figure pyxis, showing (on the lid) a woman running to the right, behind a winged male figure (probably Eros) flying to the right.
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Side view of an Attic red-figure pyxis, showing (on the lid) a woman running to the left (to a door) and a winged male figure (probably Eros) flying to the right.
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Side view of an Attic red-figure pyxis lid, showing (on the lid) a winged male figure (probably Eros) flying to the right and a woman running to the right.
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Top view of an Attic red-figure pyxis, showing the black-gloss interior.
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Side view of an Attic red-figure pyxis, showing a laurel wreath between red bands.
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Side view of an Attic red-figure pyxis, showing a laurel wreath between red bands.
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Side view of an Attic red-figure pyxis, showing a laurel wreath between red bands.
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Side view of an Attic red-figure pyxis, showing a laurel wreath between red bands.
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Side view of an Attic red-figure pyxis, showing a laurel wreath between red bands.
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Bottom view of an Attic red-figure pyxis, showing the base.
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Top view of an Attic red-figure pyxis lid, showing an ivy wreath between ovolo friezes and bands.
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Bottom view of an Attic red-figure pyxis lid, showing the black-gloss interior.
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Side view of an Attic red-figure pyxis lid, showing a woman running to a door.
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Side view of an Attic red-figure pyxis lid, showing a woman running to the left.
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Side view of an Attic red-figure pyxis lid, showing an Eros flying to the right.
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Side view of an Attic red-figure pyxis lid, showing an Eros flying to the right and a woman running to the right.
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Side view of an Attic red-figure pyxis lid, showing a woman running to the right.
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Side view of an Attic red-figure pyxis lid, showing a woman running to a door.
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Oblique view, from above, of an Attic red-figure pyxis, showing the top and sides of its lid.
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Side view of an Attic red-figure pyxis with lid, showing a laurel wreath between red bands.
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Side view of an Attic red-figure pyxis and its lid (left).
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2004.14.0094.jpg
Side view of an Attic red-figure pyxis, showing a laurel wreath between red bands.
2004.14.0095.jpg
2004.14.0095.jpg
Top view of an Attic red-figure pyxis lid, showing an ivy wreath between ovolo friezes and bands.
2004.14.0098.jpg
2004.14.0098.jpg
Side view of an Attic red-figure pyxis lid, showing a winged male figure (probably Eros) flying to the right and a woman running to the right.
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Side view of an Attic red-figure pyxis, showing a laurel wreath between red bands.
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Front view of an Attic red-figure pyxis with lid, showing exterior decoration showing a woman running.
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Front view of an Attic red-figure pyxis with lid, showing exterior decoration showing Eros flying to the right.
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Front view of an Attic red-figure pyxis with lid, showing exterior decoration showing a woman running to a door.
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Front view of an Attic red-figure pyxis with lid, showing exterior decoration, showing an Eros flying to the right.
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Top view of a tripodic pyxis, showing the black-gloss interior.
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Side view of Attic red-figure pyxis.
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Top view of the bottom of a Attic red-figure pyxis.
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Top view of the top of an Attic red-figure pyxis lid, showing exterior decoration.
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Top view of the bottom of an Attic red-figure pyxis lid, showing the black-gloss interior.
Comparanda
Bibliography Sotheby Cat. 11-12 Nov. 1926, pl. 8 lot 35.3
Archive_Ref
Beazley_DB
Height 8.5
Diameters Body: body 10.6; flange 13.5; feet 12.5. Lid: top 13.3; below 13.0
Handle_height
Other_dims. Body: H. 8.0; H. foot (to top of flange) 3.0; Lid: H. 6.5
Location Household
Edited_by Georgia
Date_edited 09.06.2003
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