Pyxis

Greek, South Italian
Early Hellenistic Period
320–270 B.C.
Attributed to Kemai Group


Place of Manufacture: Italy, Campania

Catalogue Raisonné

Vase-Painting in Italy (MFA), no. 093.

Dimensions

11.4 cm (4 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

89.266a-b

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, with black glaze and added white color

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Black rays decorate the underside of the rim. On the shoulder is a band of black palmettes separated by single lotus petals; below this is a wreath of white ivy leaves on a black band. On the lid there are two bands of plamettes separated by long tongues or petals. The inner palmettes are painted in black, the outer ones in white on a black ground.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Pio Marinangeli, Rome (MFA Register of Pottery: from Canosa); March 1889: purchased by R. Lanciani from Pio Marinangeli); purchased by MFA from R. Lanciani, 1889

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution