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Pyxis (round box with cover)

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The slightly concave body has a sharply projecting disc base. The lid also projects sharply and is circled with two ridges. The center of the lid is a low, truncated cone culminating in a disc handle. Probably made in Cycladic islands or Attica.


By date unknown: Martin Brimmer Collection (according to MFA ledger: purchased by him of W. J. Stillman); gift of Martin Brimmer to MFA, March 17, 1886

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Gift of Martin Brimmer

Greek, Late Classical or early Hellenistic Period, 4th century B.C.


Overall (Jar): 3.8 x 11.5 cm (1 1/2 x 4 1/2 in.) Overall (Lid): 12 cm (4 3/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Marble, probably from Paros


The Ancient World