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Terracotta pyxis (box)

Period:
Late Corinthian
Date:
ca. 525 B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Corinthian
Medium:
Terracotta
Dimensions:
H. 3 11/16 in. (9.3 cm) diameter 2 5/8 in. (6.7 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Purchase, Mrs. Helen H. Mertens Gift, 1962
Accession Number:
62.11.7
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Of interest in this pyxis shape is the placement of the handles vertically on the shoulder; they seem more decorative than functional.
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