Pyxis

Early Aegean, Minoan
Bronze Age, Late Minoan III B-III C Period


Dimensions

11.4 cm (4 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

1990.517

Medium or Technique

Ceramic

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Cylindrical pyxis, two high loop handles. Buff clay; brown paint. At center front, horns of consecration frame vertical checkerboard; beside horns, vertical rows of joined semi-circles; horns on back; crosshatched lozenges under handles. Top is modern.

Provenance

By date unknown: Richard Hattat Collection, Hampshire, England; by 1985: Dr. and Mrs. Jerome M. Eisenberg Collection (purchased from Sotheby's, 1984); gift of Dr. and Mrs. Jerome M. Eisenberg to MFA, October 24, 1990

Credit Line

Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Jerome M. Eisenberg