Terracotta pyxis (box)

Greek, South Italian, Apulian, Canosan

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 162

On the lid, seated couple and Eros

Although the two works were acquired separately, the figured tondi were made from the same mold. The colors that are preserved quite well here indicate the original, brightly polychrome appearance of vases that were made for the tomb.
The pyxis 06.1021.253a, b comes from the same pair of burials as the loutrophoroi 06.1021.245 and 06.1021.249; the funnel-jar 06.1021.248a, b; and the two-handled vase 06.1021.246a, b.

Terracotta pyxis (box), Terracotta, Greek, South Italian, Apulian, Canosan

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