Terracotta pyxis lid (box lid)
- Early Hellenistic
- late 4th–early 3rd century B.C.
- Greek, South Italian, Apulian, Canosan
- H. with lid 5 3/16 in. (13.2 cm)
H. of box 3 5/8 in. (9.2 cm)
diameter of box 8 5/8 in. (21.9 cm)
- Credit Line:
- Fletcher Fund, 1928
- Accession Number:
- 28.57.5a, b
On the lid in relief, Eros approaching a youth seated on a chair embracing a girl who is perched on his knee with one arm around his neck. The youth's strigil and aryballos (oil bottle) hang on the back of the chair.