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Pyxis

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On top and wall of lid, vine pattern in applied white and cream, unusually well preserved. Part of lower flange missing. Tall box-shaped pyxis with domed top above wide flange, concave sides; bottom part with wide flange to carry lid, and very narrow foot. Label text: Clay with black glaze,...

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Provenance

By date unknown: on the art market in Athens; purchased on behalf of MFA by Cornelius C. Vermeule III; September 21, 1960: purchased by MFA from Cornelius C. Vermeule III at the original dealer's total price of $ 200.00 for 60.932- 60.934

Credit Line

John Michael Rodocanachi Fund

Greek, Hellenistic Period, about 300 B.C.

Dimensions

10.6 cm (4 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

60.934

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, West Slope ware

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels