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Pyxis

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(a) Pyxis. Side A: At left a seated woman; work basket at her feet. Next a bearded man, facing the woman, behind him a second woman, raising her mantle from her shoulder; last an altar. Side B: A youth, fallen on his knees, extends his right arm towards a Nike who flies towards him. At the...

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Provenance

By 1893: with Mr. de Caix de Saint-Aymour in Paris (said to have been found in the island of Euboea, at Eretria); purchased from him by an Anonymous donor; Anonymous gift to MFA, March 1893

Credit Line

Anonymous gift

Greek, Classical Period, 450–430 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece

Accession Number

93.108

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels