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Lekanis

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The pyxis is covered with a dark greenish glaze; the cover has two female heads in dark glaze, yellow and white; the decoration is poor and coarse. The lid has two female heads in kekryphaloi to left. Both women are adorned with earrings, necklace, and radiate stephane, all yellow. The sakkoi...

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Provenance

By date unknown: William Sturgis Bigelow Collection; Gift of Dr. W. S. Bigelow to MFA, June 7, 1989

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

Greek, South Italian, Early Hellenistic Period, about 320–310 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Apulia, Italy

Catalogue Raisonné

Vase-Painting in Italy (MFA), no. 078.

Dimensions

10 cm (3 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

98.203a-b

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels