Pyxis with lid
Early Aegean, Cycladic
Bronze Age, Early Cycladic II Period
about 2700–2500 B.C.
Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), no. 005.
7.8 cm (3 1/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
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.
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
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III