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Terracotta pyxis (box)

Period:
Classical
Date:
ca. 400 B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Attic
Medium:
Terracotta; red-figure
Dimensions:
Other: 2 3/4 x 4 5/8 in. (7 x 11.7 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1906
Accession Number:
06.1021.122a, b
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Women, youths, and Erotes

The setting for the figures here seems to be outdoors, due to the rocky formation on which one woman places her foot. The youth reclining on a vaguely shaped object with legs may introduce a Dionysiac reference.
Kossatz-Deissmann, Anneliese, Brigitte Servais-Soyez, Fulvio Canciani, Giovannangelo Camporeale, Hans Peter Isler, Ingrid Krauskopf, Odette Touchefeu-Meynier, Marcel Le Glay, and Dr. Jean-Charles Balty. 1981–1999. Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, Vols. 1-8. Zürich: Artemis Verlag Zurich und Munchen.

Kossatz-Deissmann, Anneliese, Brigitte Servais-Soyez, Fulvio Canciani, Giovannangelo Camporeale, Hans Peter Isler, Ingrid Krauskopf, Odette Touchefeu-Meynier, Marcel Le Glay, and Dr. Jean-Charles Balty. 1986. Atherion-Eros, Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, Vol. 3. Eros, no. 633, Zürich: Artemis Verlag Zurich und Munchen.

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