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Terracotta box of a pyxis (small box)

Period:
Early Cycladic I
Date:
ca. 3000–2800 B.C.
Culture:
Cycladic
Medium:
Terracotta
Dimensions:
2 5/8 × 3 7/8 in. (6.7 × 9.8 cm) Width (width w/ lugs): 4 1/4 in. (10.8 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Anonymous Gift, 2013
Accession Number:
2013.1104.4
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
With verical pierced lugs on either side and a profiled lip to hold a lid in place.
[Until 1968, with Nicolas Koutoulakis, Paris]; 1968-2013, private collection, USA; acquired in 2013, anonymous gift.
Getz-Gentle, Pat. 2006. Ancient Art of the Cyclades. no. 55, p. 47, Katonah, NY: Katonah Museum of Art.

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