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Terracotta tripod pyxis (box)

Period:
Early Corinthian
Date:
ca. 620–590 B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Corinthian
Medium:
Terracotta
Dimensions:
H. of vase 2 5/8 in. (6.7 cm); H. of vase with cover 4 3/4 in. (12.1 cm); H. of cover : 2 5/16 in. (5.9 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1922
Accession Number:
22.139.4a, b
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
On each leg, woman between sphinxes
On the lid, woman among animals

The tripod pyxis is known in Corinth, Attica, and Boeotia where it seems particularly at home. This example has been singled out as one of the best surviving examples from Corinth.
Richter, Gisela M. A. 1923. "Early Greek Vases." Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 18(7): p. 177.

Markoe, Glenn and Nancy J. Serwint. 1985. Animal Style on Greek and Etruscan Vases : An Exhibition at the Robert Hull Fleming Museum. no. 7, pp. 11, 16, Burlington, Vermont: Robert Hull Fleming Museum, University of Vermont.

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