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Pyxis with lid

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Pyxis body with incised/stripes and a projecting base rim with 4 perforations (two are missing due to chips). Lid has similar diameter to base rim and is perforated 4 times in the center. Large chip off base rim, surface worn, light encrustation.

Provenance

By date unknown in the early 1970s: according to the donors: acquired in London by Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III (perhaps from Spink and Son, Ltd.); loaned to MFA by Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III as 119.1978); gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III to MFA, September 25, 1991

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III

Early Aegean, Cycladic, Bronze Age, Early Cycladic II Period, about 2700–2500 B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), no. 005.

Dimensions

7.8 cm (3 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

1991.615

Medium or Technique

Stone; Marble

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels