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Image of Geometric Pyxis with Cover 1181

1913.6

Artist

Unknown Artist

Title

Geometric Pyxis with Cover

Creation Date

late 8th century BC

Century

late 8th century BC

Dimensions

5 1/8 in. (13 cm.)

Object Type

ceramic

Creation Place

Ancient Mediterranean, Greek

Medium and Support

terracotta

Credit Line

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

Copyright

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Accession Number

1913.6
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.

Additional Images

Additional Image bottom
bottom
Additional Image top
top
Additional Image top
top
Additional Image side and interior
side and interior
Additional Image interior
interior
Additional Image lid from top
lid from top
Additional Image Lid from side
Lid from side
Additional Image Lid from side
Lid from side
Additional Image Detail of lid
Detail of lid
Additional Image Detail, side without lid
Detail, side without lid
Additional Image Detail, side without Lid
Detail, side without Lid
Additional Image Detail, top and side
Detail, top and side
Additional Image Detail, top and side
Detail, top and side
Additional Image Detail, top and side
Detail, top and side

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