Terracotta pyxis (box)
- Attributed to the Group of the Athena-head Pyxides
- ca. 400 B.C.
- Greek, Attic
- Terracotta; red-figure
- H. with cover 2 1/16 in. (5.3 cm)
H. without cover 1 7/16 in. (3.7 cm)
diameter of box and cover 6 1/2 in. (16.5 cm)
- Credit Line:
- Rogers Fund, 1923
- Accession Number:
- 23.160.14a, b
Head of Athena
The helmet identifies this personage as Athena. The rendering is comparable to that on the obverse of Athenian coinage. On the pyxis as well as the coins, the format is circular.