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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 view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 162
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.
Oliver, Andrew Jr. 1968. The Reconstruction of Two Apulian Tomb Groups, Beiheft zur Halbjahresschrift Antike Kunst, Vol. 5. p. 10, Bern: A. Francke.

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