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Terracotta pyxis (box)

Period:
Late Corinthian
Date:
2nd half of the 6th century B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Corinthian
Medium:
Terracotta
Dimensions:
total H. 6 7/8 in. (17.4 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Fletcher Fund, 1935
Accession Number:
35.11.21a, b
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
The handles are in the form of three human busts.
Richter, Gisela M. A. 1936. "A Corinthian Pyxis." Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 31(5): pp. 104-5, figs. 1-2.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. pp. 38, 185, pl. 25f, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

Croissant, Francis. 1988. "Tradition et innovation dans les ateliers corinthiens archaïques: Matériaux pour l'histoire d'un style." Bulletin de Correspondance Hellénique, 112(1): p. 139.

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