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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.


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

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Gift in memory of Emily Dickinson Townsend Vermeule

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

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece


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

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The Ancient World