Pyxis

Greek
Classical Period
450–430 B.C.
Penthesilea Painter, workshop


Place of Manufacture: Greece, Attica, Athens

Accession Number

93.108

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

(a) Pyxis.
Side A: At left a seated woman; work basket at her feet. Next a bearded man, facing the woman, behind him a second woman, raising her mantle from her shoulder; last an altar.
Side B: A youth, fallen on his knees, extends his right arm towards a Nike who flies towards him. At the right another youth starts away.
(b) Cover.

Provenance

By 1893: with Mr. de Caix de Saint-Aymour in Paris (said to have been found in the island of Euboea, at Eretria); purchased from him by an Anonymous donor; Anonymous gift to MFA, March 1893

Credit Line

Anonymous gift