Container with lid (pyxis)

Greek
Archaic Period
6th century B.C.


Place of Manufacture: Greece, Boiotia

Catalogue Raisonné

Fairbanks, Vases (MFA), no. 542.

Dimensions

Height: 13.8 cm (5 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

98.898a-b

Medium or Technique

Ceramic

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Circular box and lid with overhanging rim and modelled female head. Lid has checkerboard pattern on sides with squares painted in red and black. From center rises a head of a woman; flesh yellow-white, hair and details brown.

Condition: Head broken off and replaced with slight restoration.

Style is Corinthian.

Provenance

By 1896: with Edward Perry Warren (according to his records: bought in Thebes 1896); 1898: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for
$ 69,618.13 (this figure is the total price for MFA 98.641-98.940)

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund