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Historic Images of the Greek Bronze Age: The Reproductions of E. Gilliéron and Son

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Terracotta pyxis (box)

Period:
Classical
Date:
late 5th century B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Attic
Medium:
Terracotta; red-figure
Dimensions:
H. 3 in. (7.6 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1906
Accession Number:
06.1021.120a, b
  • Description

    Women and Erotes

    The representation here probably has some relation to rituals for the goddess Aphrodite that took place in an outdoor, garden-like setting. Particularly conspicuous is the woman seated on a rock-like formation and isolated between two vertical foliate bands. The other figures include Erotes, a winged woman resembling Nike, and women with household furnishings such as a casket and kalathos (wool basket).

  • Provenance

    Said to be from Attica

  • References

    Richter, Gisela M. A. and Marjorie J. Milne. 1935. Shapes and Names of Athenian Vases. New York: Plantin Press, pp. 20-21, fig. 136.

    Kossatz-Deissmann, Anneleise, Brigitte Servais-Soyez, Fulvio Canciani, Giovannangelo Camporeale, Hans Peter Isler, Ingrid Krauskopf, Odette Touchefeu-Meynier, Marcel Le Glay, and Dr. Jean-Charles Balty. 1981–1999. Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, Vols. 1-8. Zürich: Artemis Verlag Zurich und Munchen.

    Kossatz-Deissmann, Anneleise, Brigitte Servais-Soyez, Fulvio Canciani, Giovannangelo Camporeale, Hans Peter Isler, Ingrid Krauskopf, Odette Touchefeu-Meynier, Marcel Le Glay, and Dr. Jean-Charles Balty. 1986. Atherion-Eros, Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, Vol. 3. Zürich: Artemis Verlag Zurich und Munchen, Eros, no. 823.

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