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Terracotta pyxis (box)

Period:
Classical
Date:
ca. 425–400 B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Attic
Medium:
Terracotta; red-figure
Dimensions:
H. 4 1/2 in. (11.4 cm) diameter 4 3/4 in. (12.1 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1906
Accession Number:
06.1021.119a, b
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 156
These women are playing knucklebones and another game. The finial on the lid is in the shape of a knucklebone.
McClees, Helen and Christine Alexander. 1933. The Daily Life of the Greeks and Romans: As Illustrated in the Classical Collections, 5th ed. pp. 48, 74, 76, figs. 58, 94, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Richter, Gisela M. A. and Marjorie J. Milne. 1935. Shapes and Names of Athenian Vases. p. 21, fig. 140, New York: Plantin Press.

McClees, Helen and Christine Alexander. 1941. The Daily Life of the Greeks and Romans: As Illustrated in the Classical Collections, 5th ed. pp. 48, 74, 76, figs. 58, 94, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Wehgartner, Irma. 1983. Attisch Weissgrundige Keramik: Maltechniken, Werkstätten, Formen, Verwendung. p. 216, n. 1, Mainz am Rhein: Verlag Philipp von Zabern.

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