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Marble lid of a spool pyxis

Period:
Early Cycladic II
Date:
ca. 2700–2200 B.C.
Culture:
Cycladic
Medium:
Marble
Dimensions:
diameter 6 1/4in. (15.9cm)
Classification:
Miscellaneous-Stone Vases
Credit Line:
Gift of Peter Sharrer, 1994
Accession Number:
1994.586
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 151
Cylindrical lid from a marble pyxis showing the usual four holes evenly spaced around the projecting ledge. The lid has a domed surface at top.
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