Box (pyxis) cover with scenes of the Eleusinian Mysteries

Greek
Late Classical Period
370–330 B.C.


Place of Manufacture: Greece, Attica, Athens

Dimensions

Length: 3.8 cm (1 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

03.877a-c

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Fragments of pyxis cover. Scene from the Eleusinian Mysteries.
a[=532,532e,532d] at left, female figure with torch, nude youth in petasos, seated; standing and seated female figures: man standing. Three pieces joined by paper.
b[=532 a,b,c] Part of rim with laurel wreath, and adjoining part of bowl with part of seated draped figure. c[=532 f] Part of two concentric circles in relief.

Provenance

By 1903: with Edward Perry Warren (according to his records: bought in Athens); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, March 1903

Credit Line

Francis Bartlett Donation of 1900