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Box (pyxis) cover with scenes of the Eleusinian Mysteries

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Fragments of pyxis cover. Scene from the Eleusinian Mysteries. a[=532,532e,532d] at left, female figure with torch, nude youth in petasos, seated; standing and seated female figures: man standing. Three pieces joined by paper. b[=532 a,b,c] Part of rim with laurel wreath, and adjoining part of...

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By 1903: with Edward Perry Warren (according to his records: bought in Athens); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, March 1903

Credit Line

Francis Bartlett Donation of 1900

Greek, Late Classical Period, 370–330 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece


Length: 3.8 cm (1 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure


The Ancient World