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Container (pyxis) with lid

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Pyxis with lid. Edges somewhat damaged. Lid and knob decorated with lines and dots. Body has lines, band of zig-zags, lines, band of dots; rest of body painted dark. Two holes on each side of lid match holes in body.


1882: Edward Robinson Collection (according to his Catalogue of Greek, Etruscan and Roman Vases, no. 9: purchased in Athens, 1882; said to have been found near Sounion); gift of Edward Robinson to MFA, February 10, 1892

Credit Line

Gift of Edward Robinson

Greek, Late Geometric II Period, 735–700 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece

Catalogue Raisonné

Fairbanks, Vases (MFA), no. 279.


Height: 7.9 cm (3 1/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World