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Terracotta pyxis (cosmetic box)

Period:
Archaic
Date:
second quarter of the 6th century B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Attic
Medium:
Terracotta; black-figure
Dimensions:
H. with lid 6 3/16 in. (15.7 cm) H. of vase 4 1/4 in. (10.8 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Fletcher Fund, 1926
Accession Number:
26.60.17a, b
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 152
This charming pyxis is decorated with a variety of lotos patterns and rosettes.
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, fig. 1.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. p. 40, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

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