TitleGeometric Pyxis with Cover
Creation Datelate 8th century BC
Medium & Supportterracotta
Dimensions5 1/8 in. (13 cm.)
Credit LineGift of Edward Perry Warren, Esq., Honorary Degree, 1926
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Pyxides, frequently found in Greek burials, may have served as containers for small objects or perishable offerings during the owner’s lifetime. In 8th century BCE, figural representations became more common. The main frieze of this pyxis depicts a procession of warriors driving chariots, separated by geometric panels, possibly referring to the deceased’s military exploits.
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