Pyxis fragment

Near Eastern, Anatolian
Neo-Hittite
1000–701 B.C.


Object Place: Syria

Dimensions

Overall: 43 x 75cm (16 15/16 x 29 1/2in.)

Accession Number

62.961

Medium or Technique

Steatite

Not On View

Collections

Asia, The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Fragments (joined) of pyxis with 5 compartments including circular central compartment. Hole for attaching lid. Crudely formed animals, birds, fish (or bird?) and leaves.

Provenance

Said to be from Syria. 1962, gift of Robert E. Hecht, Jr. to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 10, 1962)

Credit Line

Anonymous gift in memory of Robert E. Hecht, Jr. and Julia Kirk Hecht