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1913.6
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Artist

Unknown Artist

Title

Geometric Pyxis with Cover

Creation Date

late 8th century BC

Medium & Support

terracotta

Dimensions

5 1/8 in. (13 cm.)

Credit Line

Gift of Edward Perry Warren, Esq., Honorary Degree, 1926

Accession Number

1913.6

Copyright

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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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