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Cylindrical container (pyxis) and lid

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On lid, four horses at center; horses mainly dark slip, but have lines, reserved lines, and band of tangential circles at lower neck. Bands of concentric decoration on lid include dots and tangential circles. On body, band of zig-zags; main band contains various motives in panels and metopes,...

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Provenance

By 1951: with Münzen und Medaillen, A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel (Münzen und Medaillen, A.G., auction 10, June 22/23, 1951, lot 394); by 1969: with Münzen und Medaillen, A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel (Münzen und Medaillen, A.G., auction 40, December 13, 1969, lot 29); by 1970, Landon T. Clay Collection; gift to MFA from Landon T. Clay, March 11, 1970

Credit Line

Gift of Landon T. Clay

Greek, Late Geometric Period, 760–740 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece

Dimensions

Height: 23.5 cm (9 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

1970.232

Medium or Technique

Ceramic

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels