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Bowl with lid (pyxis)

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On each side: two birds with outstretched wings flanking a central panel patterned with geometric designs. The birds are outlined in heavy lines, and have black heads with a large eye in reserve. Their feathers are indicated with broad linear strokes. In the field surrounding their heads are...

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Provenance

Said to have been acquired in Smyrna (?); by 1923: with Paul Gottschalk; purchased by MFA from Paul Gottschalk, January 3, 1924, for $ 300.00

Credit Line

John Michael Rodocanachi Fund

Greek, Archaic Period, mid-6th century B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Boiotia, Greece

Catalogue Raisonné

Fairbanks, Vases (MFA), no. 534.

Dimensions

Height: 10.5 cm (4 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

24.7

Medium or Technique

Ceramic

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels