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Miniature Pyxis (Container for Personal Objects)

A work made of terracotta, with silhouette decoration.
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  • A work made of terracotta, with silhouette decoration.

Date:

300-270 BCE

Artist:

Greek; probably Campania, Italy

About this artwork

The shoulder of this vase is decorated with a black ivy wreath with complex runners. Black lines appear on the handles and between them, as well as on the short neck.

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Ancient and Byzantine Art

Culture

Ancient Greek

Title

Miniature Pyxis (Container for Personal Objects)

Origin

Cales

Date

300 BCE–270 BCE

Medium

terracotta, with silhouette decoration

Dimensions

a (jar): 7.1 × 8.5 × 8.5 cm (2.82 × 3 .375 × 3.375 in) b (lid): 2.1 × 4 × 4 cm (.83 × 1.61 × 1.60 in) c (saucer): 2.5 × 13.3 × 13.3 cm (1 × 5.25 × 5.25 in)

Credit Line

Museum Purchase Fund

Reference Number

1889.119a-c

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