Pyxis with lid

Early Aegean, Cycladic
Bronze Age, Early Cycladic II Period
about 2700–2500 B.C.


Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), no. 005.

Dimensions

7.8 cm (3 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

1991.615

Medium or Technique

Stone; Marble

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Pyxis body with incised/stripes and a projecting base rim with 4 perforations (two are missing due to chips). Lid has similar diameter to base rim and is perforated 4 times in the center. Large chip off base rim, surface worn, light encrustation.

Provenance

By date unknown in the early 1970s: according to the donors: acquired in London by Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III (perhaps from Spink and Son, Ltd.); loaned to MFA by Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III as 119.1978); gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III to MFA, September 25, 1991

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III