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Accession_Number REDMG:1951.135.1-2
adlib_title geometricising stamnos-pyxis
Shape Stamnos-pyxis
Shape_description Pyxis: Flanged rim widening to sharply curved shoulder, rounded below, and tapering to a flat base; round horizontal handles on either side pressed up against rim to form lugs. Lid: cylindrical knob attached to a disk.
Material
Fabric
Fabric_description
Munsell_color 10YR 5/3
Decoration Pyxis: Black band on lip and at top of handles, black rays (between handles) on shoulder; broad black band between lines, carelessly applied, at widest part; narrower black band below. Lid: Black on vertical part of knob and concentric band on lid, around knob.
Inscriptions
Condition Two small chips around rim and base; areas of decoration eroded.
Technique/Style Geometricising
Provenance
Period Late Classical / Early Hellenistic
Date 350-300
Dating_details
Artist
Attribution
Image
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Front view of a Sicilian geometricising pyxis with lid.
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Oblique view, from slightly above, of a Sicilian geometricising pyxis with lid.
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Side view of a Sicilian geometricising pyxis, showing the body and the lid.
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Side view of a Sicilian geometricising pyxis, showing the body and the lid.
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Top view of a Sicilian geometricising pyxis, showing the base and the underside of the lid.
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Oblique view, from above, of a Sicilian geometricising pyxis, showing the lid and part of the body.
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Profile view of a Sicilian geometricising pyxis, showing the lid and part of the body.
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Side view of a Sicilian geometricising pyxis (without lid).
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Front view of a Sicilian geometricising pyxis (without lid).
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Side view of a Sicilian geometricising pyxis (without lid).
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Interior view of a Sicilian geometricising pyxis (without lid).
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Oblique view (from above) of a Sicilian geometricising pyxis lid.
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Bottom view of a Sicilian geometricising pyxis lid.
Comparanda Slenderer and taller than Lipari 10, pl. C.XXIV (tomb 2453 from excavations in ‘Proprietà D’alia, 1986) and with a flatter top than Lipari 2, pl. g4 (from tomb 115). Cf. pyxides of similar shape (slightly different decoration) but no handles: Lentini inv. 61579/A and 61579/B (S. Lagona, La Collezione Santapaola nel Museo Archeologico di Lentini [Catania 1973] nos. 175-65, pl. 31).
Bibliography CVA Reading Museum, pl. 39.17-19
Archive_Ref
Beazley_DB
Height 8.3
Diameters Pyxis: rim 7.5, body 10.2, base 3.7. Lid: knob 1.5, rim 6.1
Handle_height
Other_dims. Pyxis: H. 7.1; Lid: H. 2.0
Location Timeline 3 top
Edited_by Amy
Date_edited 3.08.2006
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