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Pyxis with lid

Period:
Classical
Date:
late 5th century B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Boeotian
Medium:
Terracotta
Dimensions:
Diameter: 5 × 4 1/2 × 3 7/8 in. (12.7 × 11.4 × 9.8 cm) Height: 6 1/4 in. (15.9 cm) Diameter (Lid): 4 11/16 in. (11.9 cm) Height (height of lid): 2 9/16 in. (6.5 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Gift of Samuel G. Ward, 1875
Accession Number:
75.2.18a, b
Not on view
Decorated with palmettes.
Said to have been found in the vicinity of Athens

Before 1874, found in the vicinity Athens; briefly, with Professor Athanasios Sergiou Rhousopoulos, Athens; by 1874, purchased by Samuel G. Ward from Prof. A.S. Rhousopoulos, Athens; acquired 1875, gift of Samuel G. Ward.
Metropolitan Museum of Art. 1875. Fifth Annual Report of the Trustees of the Association for the Year ending May 1, 1875. p. 70, New York.

Metropolitan Museum of Art. 1881. Twelfth Annual Report of the Trustees of the Association for eight months ending December 31, 1881. p. 70, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Metropolitan Museum of Art. 1895. The Terracottas and Pottery of the Cesnola Collection of Cypriote Antiquities in Halls 4 and 15. no. 1715, p. 128, no 1715, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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