Container with lid (pyxis)
6th century B.C.
Place of Manufacture: Greece, Boiotia
Fairbanks, Vases (MFA), no. 542.
Height: 13.8 cm (5 7/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Circular box and lid with overhanging rim and modelled female head. Lid has checkerboard pattern on sides with squares painted in red and black. From center rises a head of a woman; flesh yellow-white, hair and details brown.
Condition: Head broken off and replaced with slight restoration.
Style is Corinthian.
By 1896: with Edward Perry Warren (according to his records: bought in Thebes 1896); 1898: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for
$ 69,618.13 (this figure is the total price for MFA 98.641-98.940)
Henry Lillie Pierce Fund