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Pyxis

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Object Number:
MS3439A
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Attic
Provenience:
Italy
Etruria
Orvieto
Manufacture Location:
Attica
Section:
Mediterranean
Materials:
Ceramic
Technique:
Black Figure
Iconography:
Woman
Man
Dance
Description:
Nicosthenic pyxis. Men, youths, and women. Beazley, Paralipomena, p. 108: "The lowermost cut on Hoppin 201, published by him as part of the Florence pyxis, is taken from Milani Mon. scelti pl. 1, 5, and represents a pyxis in Philadelphia, from Orvieto (MJ 174 and 176)." On p. 174, the pyxis MS 3439A appears with the lid MS 4846; on p. 176, the lid MS 4846 appears alone. And it is MJ [Museum Journal] v. 6 (1915).; small parts of all elements restored in plaster. Procession of male and female figures, for the most part draped, converging from two directions on an isolated mude male figure leaping or dancing.
Height:
15.3cm
Outside Diamater:
17cm

Bibliography:

[Book] Beazley, John D. 1971. Paralipomena: Additions to Attic Black-Figure Vase-Painters and Attic Red-Figure Vase-Painters (Second Edition). : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 108
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[Catalogue] Luce, Stephen B. 1921. Catalogue of the Mediterranean Section. : Page/Fig./Plate: pp. 81-2, Nos. 73-6 (no. 74)
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[Article] Dohan, Edith H. 1915. "Four covered bowls from Orvieto". The Museum Journal. 6 (4): 173-178.
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