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Terracotta pyxis (cosmetic box)

Early Corinthian
ca. 620–590 B.C.
Greek, Corinthian
H. with cover 7 1/16 in. (18 cm) H. of base 4 1/16 in. (10.3 cm)
Credit Line:
Fletcher Fund, 1925
Accession Number:
25.78.46a, b
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 152
On the pyxis and lid, a frieze of animals and monsters.
Richter, Gisela M. A. 1927. "Recent Accessions in the Classical Department: Vases and Bronzes." Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 22 (1): p. 17.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1928. "Recent Accessions of the Classical Department." Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 23 (3): p. 78, fig. 1.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. p. 37, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

Richter, Gisela M. A., Grace Crowfoot, and Donald Benjamin Harden. 1956. "Part I: Ceramics from c. 700 B.C. to the Fall of the Roman Empire." A History of Technology: The Mediterranean Civilizations and the Middle Ages, c. 700 B.C. to c. A.D. 1500, Vol. 2, Charles Singer, Eric John Holmyard, Alfred Rupert Hall, and Trevor Williams, eds. p. 260, fig. 233, Oxford: Clarendon Press.

Schnapp, Alain. 2003. "Espace et perspective corporelle dans l'imagerie grecque." Zum Verhältnis von Raum und Zeit in der griechischen Kunst : Passavant-Symposion, 8. bis 10. Dezember 2000, Peter C. Bol, ed. p. 54 n. 2, fig. 3, pl. 2, Möhnesee: Bibliopolis.

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