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Accession_Number 48.4.1
adlib_title Boeotian black figure pyxis
Shape Pyxis
Shape_description Two holes for suspension have been pierced below the flat rim.
Material Terracotta
Fabric Boeotian
Fabric_description
Munsell_color 7.5YR 7/6
Decoration The rim of the mouth has leaves all round it. The outside of the rim has a thick black band. On the main zone are pairs of ivy leaves (one pointing up the other down), joined by their vines. In between these are pairs of dot flowers. All of this lies between two pairs of horizontal lines. The slight slope towards the foot is black. The top of the foot is reserved but appears to have once been black. The base of the foot is reserved except for a thin black band on the inside of the rim, another about halfway in, and then a small dot in the centre of the base. The inside of the pot is completely black.
Inscriptions
Condition Complete, but stuck back together from six seperate pieces. The rim shows one definite chip, and several small ones. The leaves on top of the rim have worn away in patches. The main zone also shows patches of wear, the surface revealing different colours, some paler clay, and some more orange. A white deposit is evident on the thick black band above the foot as well as some small scratches. The thin black band around the rim of the foot has mostly worn away. Inside, the black has scratches and flaked away to reveal the reserved clay. There is also more white deposit on the inside walls of the pot.
Technique/Style Black figure
Provenance
Period
Date 425-375
Dating_details
Artist
Attribution
Image
2002.97.0346.jpg
2002.97.0346.jpg
Front view of a Boeotian pyxis, showing the exterior pattern.
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2002.97.0347.jpg
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Top view of a Boeotian pyxis, showing the interior and the rim.
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2002.97.0348.jpg
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Underside view of a Boeotian pyxis, showing the base.
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2003.17.0005.jpg
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Side view of a Boeotian black-figure pyxis, showing suspension holes and ivy decoration on the exterior.
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2013.99.0067.jpg
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Oblique view of a Boeotian pyxis, showing the
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Front view of a Boeotian pyxis, showing the exterior pattern.
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2013.99.0069.jpg
2013.99.0069.jpg
Front view of a Boeotian pyxis, showing the exterior pattern.
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2013.99.0070.jpg
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Front view of a Boeotian pyxis, showing the exterior pattern.
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2013.99.0071.jpg
2013.99.0071.jpg
Front view of a Boeotian pyxis, showing the exterior pattern.
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2013.99.0072.jpg
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Top view of the bottom of a Boeotian pyxis.
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2013.99.0073.jpg
2013.99.0073.jpg
Top view of a Boeotian pyxis, showing the interior and the rim.
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Comparanda
Bibliography CVA Reading 1, pl. 18.9
Archive_Ref
Beazley_DB
Height H. 9.8
Diameters Diam of mouth (incl. rim). 13.7; Diam of foot. 8.3
Handle_height
Other_dims.
Location History - Excavation shed (bottom shelf)
Edited_by Georgina; Karen
Date_edited 07.08.02; 05.04.2004
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