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Accession_Number 68.12.3
adlib_title Boeotian floral ware pyxis lid
Shape Pyxis lid
Shape_description Pomegranate shaped knob, with small hole in the recess at the top, smoothly attached to a short stem, slightly concave, that spreads to a short domed lid, which in turn spreads to a flat rim with sharp beveled edge, slightly thicker underside, smoothly turned to a tapered flange with a rounded edge. Hollowed, round, smooth underside.
Material Terracotta
Fabric Boeotian
Fabric_description Pale yellow
Munsell_color 10YR 8/4
Decoration Black glaze on the exterior of the upper element of the knob, with two rows of short vertical bars on the globular lower element. The attachment of the knob is surrounded by a thick band and a thin line, then tendrils atttaching 5 evenly spaced vegetal elements, namely a lotus bud, an 11-leaf palmette, a 5-leaf palmette, a 10-leaf palmette, and a 6-leaf palmette. This frieze is surrounded by a thick band, a row of dots, and a thicker band. The bevel and underside are completely reserved.
Inscriptions
Condition Complete and intact. Yellowish-red accretions on the knob and top of lid as well as the underside mar the surface. The outer part of the lid is worn. The handle of the lid shows areas of wear, especially on the leaves. The stem and underside of the rim are covered in pinky/beige deposit. A white deposit occupies most of the underside.
Technique/Style Floral ware
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Image
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Top view of a Boeotian floral ware pyxis lid, showing the palmette and lotus deocration.
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Oblique view, from the side, of a Boeotian floral ware pyxis lid, showing the leaf decoration on the knob, and palmette and lotus design on the lid.
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Underside view of a pyxis lid, showing the reserved inside of the lid.
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Oblique view of the top of a Boeotian floral ware pyxis lid.
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View of the top of a Boeotian floral ware pyxis lid.
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Profile view of a Boeotian pyxis lid.
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Profile view of a Boeotian pyxis lid.
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Profile view of a Boeotian pyxis lid.
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Profile view of a Boeotian pyxis lid.
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Bottom view of a Boeotian pyxis lid.
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Beazley_DB
Height 7.5
Diameters Top of knob 1.3; knob 3.3; lid 10.1; flange 7.5 (ext.), 6.8 (int.)
Handle_height Knob incl. stem 3.5
Other_dims.
Location History - Excavation shed (bottom shelf)
Edited_by Georgina; Teifi; Amy
Date_edited 02.08.02; 07.09.2006; 10.08.2011
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