Bowl with lid (pyxis)
mid-6th century B.C.
Place of Manufacture: Greece, Boiotia
Fairbanks, Vases (MFA), no. 534.
Height: 10.5 cm (4 1/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
On each side: two birds with outstretched wings flanking a central panel patterned with geometric designs. The birds are outlined in heavy lines, and have black heads with a large eye in reserve. Their feathers are indicated with broad linear strokes. In the field surrounding their heads are designs including a hanging rosette, a starburst, and a cross-hatched triangle.
Lid: design of palmettes and spirals.
Stripes on handles; rosette on base.
Said to have been acquired in Smyrna (?); by 1923: with Paul Gottschalk; purchased by MFA from Paul Gottschalk, January 3, 1924, for $ 300.00
John Michael Rodocanachi Fund