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Accession_Number 60.1.4A-B
adlib_title Euboean geometricising globular lidded pyxis
Shape Globular pyxis with lid
Shape_description Pyxis: inverted rim slightly hanging over bulbous body; small, ring torus foot above a slight groove; convex undersideLid: Gently slopes up to stem and donut shaped knob.
Material Terracotta
Fabric Euboean
Fabric_description Soft ruddled yellow clay (covered with miltos).
Munsell_color 7.5YR 7/6
Decoration The rim is painted black. On receptacle laurel spray / leftward chevrons, beneath it broad streaky black band not reaching as far as foot and running up into laurel fringe where the brush in taken off. Ring foot and underside reserved.Edge of lid decorated with evenly spaced black dots. It is framed with 2 black bands. The zone towards the knob is decorated with eggs. Black band defines the zone and the transition to the knob, whose neck is reserved. The upper surface of the knob is black.
Inscriptions
Condition Complete and intact. Small chips on rim and the edge of the lid. Decoration faded in places on both lid and body. Scratches on body and white deposits.
Technique/Style Geometricising
Provenance Possibly from Chalcis
Period Archaic
Date 6th century
Dating_details
Artist
Attribution
Image
2002.97.0640.jpg
2002.97.0640.jpg
Oblique view, from slightly above, of a Euboean geometricising globular pyxis with a lid, showing designs on lid and body.
2002.97.0641.jpg
2002.97.0641.jpg
Top view of a Euboean geometricising globular pyxis, showing interior.
2002.97.0642.jpg
2002.97.0642.jpg
Oblique view, from slightly above, of a Euboean pyxis lid, showing egg and dot decoration.
2004.05.0001.jpg
2004.05.0001.jpg
Side view of a Euboean geometricising globular pyxis with a lid, showing laurel spray / leftward chevron decoration.
2004.05.0002.jpg
2004.05.0002.jpg
Side view of a Euboean geometricising globular pyxis with a lid, showing laurel spray / leftward chevron decoration.
2004.05.0003.jpg
2004.05.0003.jpg
Oblique view, from above, of a Euboean geometricising globular pyxis with a lid, showing egg-and-bar decoration on lid.
2005.88.0077.jpg
2005.88.0077.jpg

2008.10.0036.jpg
2008.10.0036.jpg
Profile view of a Euboean globular lidded pyxis.
Comparanda
Bibliography BSA 58 (1963) 16, pl. 2.7
Archive_Ref
Beazley_DB
Height 7.6
Diameters Knob 2.7; mouth 6.8; body 8.0; base 4
Handle_height
Other_dims. H. body 4.8
Location Body Beautiful
Edited_by Faye Cheesman; Teifi; Julia; Joana Varela
Date_edited 09.07.2003; 04.08.2006; 06.05.2016; 25.04.2017
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