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Fragment of pyxis

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Fragment of bottom of pyxis. Concentric circles of decoration: tangential circles, lines; largest motif a band of cross-hatched leaves with eight-point stars as filling. On side: band of dots, parts of metopes with linear decoration.

Provenance

By 1970: Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III Collection (from Athens art market); loaned to MFA by Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Vermeule III, November 30, 1970 (loan number 280.1970); gift to MFA from Cornelius C. Vermeule III, March 21, 2001, in memory of Emily Dickinson Townsend Vermeule

Credit Line

Gift in memory of Emily Dickinson Townsend Vermeule

Greek, Late Geometric 1a–1b Period, about 735 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece

Dimensions

14 x 18.5 cm (5 1/2 x 7 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

2001.177

Medium or Technique

Ceramic

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels