Pyxis (round box with cover)

Greek
Late Classical or early Hellenistic Period
4th century B.C.


Dimensions

Overall (Jar): 3.8 x 11.5 cm (1 1/2 x 4 1/2 in.) Overall (Lid): 12 cm (4 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

86.54a-b

Medium or Technique

Marble, probably from Paros

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

The slightly concave body has a sharply projecting disc base. The lid also projects sharply and is circled with two ridges. The center of the lid is a low, truncated cone culminating in a disc handle. Probably made in Cycladic islands or Attica.

Provenance

By date unknown: Martin Brimmer Collection (according to MFA ledger: purchased by him of W. J. Stillman); gift of Martin Brimmer to MFA, March 17, 1886

Credit Line

Gift of Martin Brimmer