Pyxis with cover

Greek
Early Corinthian Period


Place of Manufacture: Greece, Corinthia, Corinth; Findspot: Vulci

Catalogue Raisonné

Fairbanks, Vases (MFA), no. 442.

Dimensions

Height: 4.5 cm (1 3/4 in.); diameter: 8 cm (3 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

98.904a-b

Medium or Technique

Ceramic

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Cheese-box shape. Clay yellow; top and sides of cover have short wavy brown lines between bands of red. Broken and repaired; the cover considerably restored.

Provenance

By 1889: Prince Torlonia Collection (excavated at Vulci, 1889: Gsell, Fouilles de Vulci, tomb no. XLIX); by date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: [one of the] Contents incomplete of an early VIth Cent tomb at Vulci [containing MFA vases 98.901-909, 912-914, 916, 920]); 1898: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 69,618.13 (this figure is the total price for MFA 98.641-98.940)

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund