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Pyxis (cosmetic box) and cover

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(B) Cover. Top decorated with vines and egg-patterns embossed in paste; on the side are two necklaces of pendants. (A) Pyxis. The sides rise within the cover to the height of its upper projecting rim. Label text: Relief ornament in thinned clay slip, which was originally gilded In the late...

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By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Sent from Athens, perhaps from Boeotia.); 1897: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 25,000.00 (this figure is the total price for MFA 97.285-97.442 and 97.1104)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund

Greek, Late Classical Period, about 350–320 B.C.


Height: 31.5 cm (12 3/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Ceramic, West Slope Ware


The Ancient World