Pyxis with lid

Italic, Latin
7th century B.C.


27.4 cm (10 13/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Advanced Impasto Ware

Not On View


The Ancient World



Pyxis with conical foot, conical lower body, flange for lid, vertical rim. Lid with vertical sides, low conical top, central knob with four horizontal protrusions and one vertical. Pyxis body has six protrusions on flange.
Sides of lid are decorated with incised inverted triangles. Zig-zag pattern incised at edge of top of lid; two registers of incised inverted triangles above. Central knob is pierced with four holes and decorated with eleven impressed circles. Red pigment in incision. Burnished black slip, mottled brown in places. Mended from a few fragments.


By 1993: with Edoardo Almagià, 136 East 56th Street, New York, NY 10022 (said to have been purchased in Basel); February 15, 1995: purchased by Jonathan Kagan and Sallie Fried from Edoardo Almagià; gift of Jonathan Kagan and Sallie Fried to MFA, accessioned January 24, 1996

Credit Line

Gift of Jonathan Kagan and Sallie Fried in memory of Strabo CDX