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Pyxis

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Cylindrical pyxis, two high loop handles. Buff clay; brown paint. At center front, horns of consecration frame vertical checkerboard; beside horns, vertical rows of joined semi-circles; horns on back; crosshatched lozenges under handles. Top is modern.

Provenance

By date unknown: Richard Hattat Collection, Hampshire, England; by 1985: Dr. and Mrs. Jerome M. Eisenberg Collection (purchased from Sotheby's, 1984); gift of Dr. and Mrs. Jerome M. Eisenberg to MFA, October 24, 1990

Credit Line

Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Jerome M. Eisenberg

Early Aegean, Minoan, Bronze Age, Late Minoan III B-III C Period,

Dimensions

11.4 cm (4 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

1990.517

Medium or Technique

Ceramic

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels