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Accession_Number REDMG:1951.145
adlib_title Corinthian pyxis lid
Shape Pyxis lid
Shape_description Cylindrical lid with inset flat top and raised edge, stepping down in three ridges, broader than the width of the walls; slightly tapering walls terminating in offset flanged rim.
Material Terracotta
Fabric Corinthian
Fabric_description
Munsell_color 10YR 7/4
Decoration Large black dot in centre of inset top, surrounded by concentric bands/lines: one black band, one black line, one red band, one black line; frieze of alternating/interlocking 'L' shapes; two black lines and then the red flange. Walls decorated with red band between two pairs of black bands, with intervening black lines. Red rim. Interior reserved, except for (accidental) red smear just beyond rim.
Inscriptions
Condition Decoration eroded on one side, and slightly on the top.
Technique/Style
Provenance
Period Late Corinthian III
Date 5 c.
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Artist
Attribution
Image
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Side view of an inverted Late Corinthian pyxis lid.
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Side view of an inverted Late Corinthian pyxis lid.
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Side view of an inverted Late Corinthian pyxis lid.
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Bottom view of a Late Corinthian pyxis lid, showing the interior.
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Top view of a Late Corinthian pyxis lid, showing the top.
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Top view of a Late Corinthian pyxis lid, showing the top pattern.
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Front view of a Late Corinthian pyxis lid, showing the exterior pattern.
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Oblique view of a Late Corinthian pyxis lid, showing the top and exterior pattern.
Comparanda Corinth 13, 293-1, 534-5.
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Beazley_DB
Height 3.5
Diameters Top 4.9, rim 5.0
Handle_height
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Location Timeline 3 top
Edited_by Denise; Amy; Kinsey
Date_edited 15.07.2002; 10.07.2004; 17.01.2006
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