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Accession_Number REDMG:1935.87.17
adlib_title Corinthian pyxis
Shape Pyxis
Shape_description Convex sides; no handles, flanged lid.
Material Terracotta
Fabric Corinthian
Fabric_description
Munsell_color 10YR 7/2
Decoration (a) Pyxis: unpainted inside. From top to bottom, bands, tongue pattern repeated, bands (red and black of varying widths: two broad red bands within a group of four thin black lines; lower, a black band), red foot; concave base. (b) Lid: central knob with bands and bands on neck. Shoulder pattern is tongues with alternating red and black coloured centres. Bands on edge of lid.
Inscriptions
Condition Paint worn more on body than lid. Deposits inside lid. Chips to rim and one in the body. Intact.
Technique/Style
Provenance
Period Late Corinthian I/II
Date 6-5 c.
Dating_details
Artist
Attribution
Image
2002.97.0153.JPG
2002.97.0153.JPG
View of a Corinthian pyxis with lid, from the side.
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2003.07.0001.jpg
2003.07.0001.jpg
A Corinthian lidded lekanis (RM.87.35.31A and RM.35.31B) at left and a Corinthian lidded pyxis (RM.35.17A-B) at right.
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2003.07.0095.jpg
2003.07.0095.jpg
Lidded pyxis, side view. Convex sides.
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2003.97.0286.jpg
2003.97.0286.jpg
Oblique view of a lid from Corinthian pyxis, from slightly above.
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2003.97.0287.jpg
2003.97.0287.jpg
Top view of a lid from Corinthian pyxis.
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2003.97.0288.jpg
2003.97.0288.jpg
Interior of Corinthian pyxis lid.
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2003.97.0289.jpg
2003.97.0289.jpg
Side view of Corinthian pyxis with lid.
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2003.97.0290.jpg
2003.97.0290.jpg
Side view of Corinthian pyxis without lid.
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2003.97.0291.jpg
2003.97.0291.jpg
Side view of Corinthian pyxis without lid.
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2003.97.0292.jpg
2003.97.0292.jpg
Top view of Corinthian pyxis, with a view of the mouth.
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2003.97.0293.jpg
2003.97.0293.jpg
Base of Corinthian pyxis.
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Comparanda
Bibliography CVA Reading 1, pl. 7.1
Archive_Ref
Beazley_DB
Height 11.5
Diameters Body 11.9; lid 7.9
Handle_height 1.3
Other_dims. H. lid 3.5; H. base 8.7
Location 5.2.1
Edited_by Denise; Will
Date_edited 23.07.2002; 9.7.2007
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