Pyxis depicting the meeting of Odysseus and Nausikaa

Greek
Classical Period
About 420 B.C.
Aison


Place of Manufacture: Greece, Attica, Athens

Dimensions

Height: 4.6 cm (1 13/16 in.); diameter: 13.6 cm (5 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

04.18a-b

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure

On View

Krupp Gallery (Gallery 215A)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Circular pyxis decorated with laurel wreath; cover representing the meeting of Odysseus and Nausikaa. Names inscribed: (add Greek) Missing: knob and part of the rim (restored) of cover; small pieces of box.
On the cover of this small container, the vase painter has represented the meeting of Odysseus and Nausikaa.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; January 19, 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 74,100.00 (this figure is the total price for MFA 04.6-04.37)

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund