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Container (pyxis) with horse on lid

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The pyxis cover has a horse in the center. The horse has linear decoration on mane, center of back, face, neck and chest. The knob is decorated with lines set in the center of the handle, under the horse. The cover is decorated with linear decoration including lines, gear pattern, rays and...

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By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Athens); 1897: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 25,000.00 (this figure is the total price for MFA 97.285-97.442 and 97.1104)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund

Greek, Middle Geometric Period, 800–775 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece

Catalogue Raisonné

Fairbanks, Vases (MFA), no. 278.


Height: 21 cm (8 1/4 in.); diameter: 25.6 cm (10 1/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World