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Accession_Number 45.6.62-63
adlib_title Sicilian pyxis
Shape Pyxis
Shape_description With lid
Material Terracotta
Fabric Sicilian
Fabric_description
Munsell_color 10YR 7/2
Decoration Bowl-skyphos shaped and inside was painted brown. Outside, from top to bottom are concentric yellow, white, orange, black circles, with triangles between and pendant pairs of white spots. Below are pairs of red and white vertical strokes. The lower part is reserved. White band around foot. Lid is dark brown with central knob handle and steep shoulder but flat rim. Pattern matches that of circles and triangles on base.
Inscriptions
Condition Deposits inside the lid. Large chip to rim of lid. Good condition paint on the base.
Technique/Style
Provenance
Period Hellenistic
Date 3 c.
Dating_details
Artist
Attribution
Image
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Top view of a Sicilian pyxis, showing the interior.
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Bottom view of a Sicilian pyxis, showing the reserved base with polychrome decoration.
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Side view of a Sicilian pyxis, showing the decor on the body.
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Top view of a Sicilian pyxis lid, showing the decor anf the knob.
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Bottom view of a Sicilian pyxis lid, showing the interior.
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Side view of a Sicilian pyxis.
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Side view of a Sicilian pyxis, showing the decor on the body.
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Top view of a Sicilian pyxis, showing the interior.
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Side view of a Sicilian pyxis with lid, showing the decor on the body and the lid.
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Side view of a Sicilian pyxis with lid, showing the decor on the body and the lid.
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Bottom view of a Sicilian pyxis lid, showing the interior.
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Bottom view of a Sicilian pyxis, showing the reserved base with polychrome decoration.
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Top view of a Sicilian pyxis, showing the rim.
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Top view of a Sicilian pyxis lid with polychrome decoration.
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Oblique top view of a Sicilian pyxis with polychrome decoration.
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Oblique top view of a Sicilian pyxis lid with polychrome decoration.
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Side view of a Sicilian pyxis with polychrome decoration.
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Side view of a Sicilian pyxis lid with polychrome decoration.
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Side view of a Sicilian pyxis with polychrome decoration.
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Side view of a Sicilian pyxis lid with polychrome decoration.
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Oblique top view of a Sicilian lidded pyxis with polychrome decoration.
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Profile view of a Sicilian lidded pyxis with polychrome decoration.
Comparanda
Bibliography
Archive_Ref
Beazley_DB
Height 7.2
Diameters 7.1
Handle_height 0.9
Other_dims. H. pyxis 4.0
Location Timeline 3 top
Edited_by Denise
Date_edited 08.08.2002
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