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Accession_Number 45.6.22
adlib_title Campanian red figure pyxis lid
Shape Pyxis lid
Shape_description Groove around base of knob, but knob is missing.
Material Terracotta
Fabric Campanian
Fabric_description Red clay
Munsell_color 5YR 7/6
Decoration Black circle where knob would have been followed by incised groove. Around rim black dots on reserved ground. Ivy wreath, leaves reserved and outlined in white, stems incised, with clusters of berries painted in white. Underside is reserved.
Inscriptions
Condition Knob missing. Good condition design although the white has rubbed off substantially. Some chips to rim and underside lip.
Technique/Style Red figure
Provenance
Period Late Classical / Early Hellenistic
Date 350-300
Dating_details
Artist
Attribution
Image
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2003.26.0004.jpg
Oblique bottom view of the lid from a skyphoid pyxis, showing ivy wreaths with incised stems, and clusters of berries painted in white.
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2003.26.0098.jpg
Oblique bottom view of the lid from a skyphoid pyxis, showing black dots around rim and main ivy wreath decoration.
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2003.97.0363.jpg
Oblique side view of a Campanian Pyxis lid, showing the reserved interior.
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2003.97.0364.jpg
Side view of a Campanian Pyxis lid, showing the reserved interior.
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2003.97.0365.jpg
Top view of the inside of a Campanian Pyxis lid, showing white deposit on surface.
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2003.97.0366.jpg
Top view of Campanian Pyxis lid, showing missing knob.
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2005.89.0020.jpg

Comparanda
Bibliography CVA Reading 1, pl. 29.2
Archive_Ref
Beazley_DB
Height 2.4
Diameters 9.2
Handle_height
Other_dims.
Location Timeline 3 top
Edited_by Denise; Karen; Kinsey; Teifi
Date_edited 24.07.2002; 20.04.2004; 16.01.2006; 14.08.2006
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