Lid from a pyxis

Near Eastern, Anatolian, Neo-Hittite
Neo-Hittite Period
9th–8th century B.C.


Dimensions

Diameter lid: 9.5 cm (3 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

61.1075b

Medium or Technique

Steatite

On View

Ancient Near East Gallery (Gallery 110)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Lid: circular with notches at bottom. Confronted ibexes on either side of stylized tree. Incised guilloche around circumference. Sides of lid decorated with rosettes in metopes all in relief.

Provenance

By 1961: with Hesperia Art, Philadelphia, PA; 1961: purchased by the MFA from Hesperia Art.
(Accession Date: October 11, 1961)

Credit Line

John H. and Ernestine A. Payne Fund