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Container (pyxis) with lid

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This pyxis depicts women doing domestic chores. They stand in pairs around the exterior. The first pair is a woman tightly wrapped in her robe (himation), sitting on a stool, and another who faces her and pulls at her dress (chiton). The second pair consists of two standing women, one wrapped in...

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Inscription

"Lysandra gave [it] to Lysimachis" (LUSANDRA EDOKE LUSIMACHIDI) ΛΥΣΑΝΔΡΑ ΕΔΟΚΕ ΛΥΣΙΜΑΧΙΔΙ

Provenance

By date unknown: with Petros Vitalis (said to have been found with 65.908); 1965: purchased by Horace L. Mayer on behalf of MFA; gift of Horace L. Mayer to MFA, September 22, 1965

Credit Line

Gift of Horace L. Mayer

Greek, Classical Period, about 440 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece

Dimensions

18.5 cm (7 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

65.1166

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, White Ground

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels