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Terracotta pyxis (cosmetic box)

Late Corinthian
ca. 550 B.C.
Greek, Corinthian
Terracotta; black-figure
H. 5 3/4 in. (14.6 cm)
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 152
The handles are formed from three female busts. Their names are inscribed: Himero, Charita, and Iopa.
Inscription: The names of the busts are inscribed: Himero, Charita, and Iopa
Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 1724, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Milne, Marjorie J. 1942. "A Corinthian Jar with Inscriptions." Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 37(2): pp. 36–37.

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

Cohen, Beth and University of Chicago Press. 1991. "The Literate Potter: A Tradition of Incised Signatures on Attic Vases." Metropolitan Museum Journal, 26: pp. 53–54, fig. 6.

Steinhart, Matthias and Eckhard Wirbelauer. 2000. "Epigraphische Zeugnisse zur Geschichte des Schenkens." Chiron, 30:

Karageorghis, Vassos, Joan Mertens, and Marice E. Rose. 2000. Ancient Art from Cyprus: The Cesnola Collection in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. no. 162, p. 102, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Wachter, Rudolf and Oxford University Press. 2001. Non-Attic Greek Vase Inscriptions. p. 117, no. COR GR15, Oxford.

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