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Pyxis

Object Number:
MS5462
Current Location:
Greece Gallery
Culture:
Attic
Provenience:
Mediterranean
Manufacture Location:
Attica
Maker:
Meleager Painter
Period:
Classical Greek Period
Date Made:
400-390 BC
Early Date:
-400
Late Date:
-390
Section:
Mediterranean
Materials:
Ceramic
Technique:
Red Figure
Iconography:
Marriage of Heracles
Athena
Eros
Hebe
Zeus
Hera
Hestia
Box
Chest
Loutrophoros
Hydria
Scepter
Thymiaterion
Description:
Marriage of Herakles and Hebe. Circular scene on top of lid. Reading from left to right: Herakles leads Hebe by the hand. He carries club in right hand. She wears white dress, embroidered; an Eros adjusts her veil; a large bird on ground. Eros carries torch in front of bridal couple. Girl carrying torch. Athena seated. Hera standing and Zeus seated. Eros and thymiaterion. Rectangular chest on ground. Two girls, one carrying box, the other a loutrophoros-hydria Chest. Intact save for minor fragments restored in plaster. Bronze ring in center of top.
Height:
8cm
Outside Diamater:
21.8cm
Credit Line:
Purchased from E. Canessa

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Ancient Greek World (08 May 1994)
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Classical Gallery: Greece (1975 - 1989)
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Mini Greek Exhibit (09 Oct 1989 - 1994)
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Bibliography:

[Book] Quick, Jennifer. 2004. Magnificent Objects from the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. : Page/Fig./Plate: pp. 112-113, fig. 101
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[Electronic] 1997. The Perseus Project.
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[Book] White, Donald, et al. 1995. The Ancient Greek World:The Rodney S. Young Gallery. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 18
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[Book] Boardman, John. 1989. Athenian Red Figure Vases: the Classical Period: a handbook. 252. : Page/Fig./Plate: 193; fig. 400
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[Book] Horne, Lee C. 1985. Introduction to the Collections of The University Museum. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 35, fig. 14
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[Book] Schefold, Karl. Untersuchungen.
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[Book] Brommer, Frank. 1973. Vasenlisten zur griechischen Heldensage.
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[Book] Brommer, Frank. 1960. Vasenlisten zur griechischer Heldensage.
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[Book] Beazley, J. D. 1928. Greek Vases in Poland.
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[Article] Bates, William N. 1917. "Archaeological Discussions; Summaries of Original Articles Chiefly in Current Publications". AJA. 21 (4): 449-476.
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[Article] Luce, Stephen B. 1916. “A Red-figured Pyxis”. The Museum Journal. 7 (4): 269-276.
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