Pyxis

Near Eastern, Anatolian, Neo-Hittite
Neo-Hittite Period
9th–8th century B.C.


Dimensions

Overall: 9.5cm (3 3/4in.) Other (Pyxis): 5.2 x 9.5cm (2 1/16 x 3 3/4in.)

Accession Number

61.1075a

Medium or Technique

Steatite

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Pyxis divided into five compartments. Decoration very fragmentary; remains of figure seated before table heaped with offerings (?); confronted sphinxes holding a standard with sun disc at top; foot of a third sphinx (?) facing left.

Provenance

By 1961: with Hesperia Art, Philadelphia, PA; 1961: purchased by the MFA from Hesperia Art.

Credit Line

John H. and Ernestine A. Payne Fund