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Terracotta pyxis (box)

Period:
Protocorinthian
Date:
7th century B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Corinthian
Medium:
Terracotta
Dimensions:
H. with lid 3 1/8 in. (7.9 cm); H. without lid 1 3/4 in. (4.4 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Bayard James, 1947
Accession Number:
47.14a, b
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
In Corinth, the earlier form of pyxis that began with Protogeometric examples has more or less concave sides. The later pyxides are convex.
Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. pp. 26, 176, pl. 16h, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

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