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Pyxis depicting the meeting of Odysseus and Nausikaa

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Circular pyxis decorated with laurel wreath; cover representing the meeting of Odysseus and Nausikaa. Names inscribed: (add Greek) Missing: knob and part of the rim (restored) of cover; small pieces of box. On the cover of this small container, the vase painter has represented the meeting of...

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By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; January 19, 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 74,100.00 (this figure is the total price for MFA 04.6-04.37)

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Classical Period, About 420 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece


Height: 4.6 cm (1 13/16 in.); diameter: 13.6 cm (5 3/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure


The Ancient World