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Accession_Number REDMG:1953.25.69-70
adlib_title Sicilian black glaze; added colour pyxis lid
Shape Pyxis lid
Shape_description Moulded knob, topped by an offset beveled element with inset circle on upper surface, with a two-part profile, convex on the upper part; concave stem curves into a diagonal lid, with a slightly incurving convex lip that terminates in a rounded rim.
Material Terracotta
Fabric Sicilian
Fabric_description
Munsell_color 7.5YR 5/6
Decoration Inset top of knob, decorated with black band inscribed with Maltese cross, outlined with added white, simple black lines at centre; black dots between angles; reserved stem; black tongues around base of neck. Remainder of lid with black with superposed colour: white scallops; white dots; white diagonals outlined with red; white band; white dots. Black wave band around lip. Black interior except for reserved inside of lip.
Inscriptions
Condition Two rejoined fragments; single chip on knob and single chip on rim. Decoration faded; some black stains on top of lid; yellowish-white deposits there and on exterior of lip and interior.
Technique/Style Black glaze; added colour
Provenance
Period Hellenistic
Date 3 c.
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Artist
Attribution
Image
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Side view of a Sicilian pyxis lid.
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Side view of a Sicilian pyxis lid, showing the central knob.
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Side view of a Sicilian pyxis lid, showing the central knob.
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Top view of a Sicilian pyxis lid, showing the top of the central knob.
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Bottom view of a Sicilian pyxis lid, showing the inside.
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Oblique view of the top of a Sicilian pyxis lid, decorated with superposed colour.
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Bottom view of the top of a Sicilian pyxis lid, showing the black-glazed interior.
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Side view of a Sicilian pyxis lid, showing black-figure wave pattern decoration on the flange.
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Top view a Sicilian pyxis lid, decorated with superposed colour.
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Side view of the top of a Sicilian pyxis lid decorated with superposed colour.
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Oblique view of the top of a Sicilian pyxis lid, decorated with superposed colour.
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Beazley_DB
Height 5.4
Diameters Knob 5.4, stem 1.5, lid 11.4
Handle_height
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Location Timeline 3 top
Edited_by Denise; Amy
Date_edited 8.08.2002; 17.10.2004
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