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Pyxis Cover

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Cover of pyxis, with small, pointed handle. Impressed lines around middle of the top and impressed lines at the bottom of the sides. Rings around bottom of the knob.


By 1875: in a public collection in Chiusi; sold at public sale in Florence to J. J. Dixwell; gift of J. J. Dixwell to MFA, March 1876

Credit Line

Gift of J. J. Dixwell

Italic, Etruscan,

Catalogue Raisonné

Fairbanks, Vases (MFA), no. 636.


Diameter: 11.7cm (4 5/8in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Bucchero


The Ancient World