Fragment of pyxis

Greek
Late Geometric 1a–1b Period
about 735 B.C.
Attributed to Workshop of Agora P4784


Place of Manufacture: Greece, Attica, Athens

Dimensions

14 x 18.5 cm (5 1/2 x 7 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

2001.177

Medium or Technique

Ceramic

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Fragment of bottom of pyxis. Concentric circles of decoration: tangential circles, lines; largest motif a band of cross-hatched leaves with eight-point stars as filling. On side: band of dots, parts of metopes with linear decoration.

Provenance

By 1970: Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III Collection (from Athens art market); loaned to MFA by Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Vermeule III, November 30, 1970 (loan number 280.1970); gift to MFA from Cornelius C. Vermeule III, March 21, 2001, in memory of Emily Dickinson Townsend Vermeule

Credit Line

Gift in memory of Emily Dickinson Townsend Vermeule