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Lid

Pyxis

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Object Number:
MS4844
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Attic
Provenience:
Italy
Etruria
Orvieto
Manufacture Location:
Attica
Date Made:
c. 540-500 BC
Early Date:
-520
Late Date:
-500
Section:
Mediterranean
Materials:
Ceramic
Technique:
Black Figure
Iconography:
Inscription
Horseman
Youth
Man
Horse
Warfare
Description:
Lid of Nicosthenic pyxis. Minor fragments restored in plaster. The only part fully glazed is the outer edge of the rim. Outline ray pattern radiates from base of knob. A figured zone around outer part of top. Dots to represent inscriptions in field. Several scenes portrayed, as follows. (1) youth setting forth on horse, one onlooker behind, 2 in front. (2 ) two armed warriors in combat observed by a seated, bearded man and a standing woman behind and a standing woman and youth on the other side. (3) youth setting out on horse observed by a seated bearded man and a youth(?) behind. (4) scene of armed combat between two warriors (with a third, fallen, between (?) observed by a single woman on each side.
Height:
7cm
Outside Diamater:
18.3cm

Bibliography:

[Book] 1991. Gens antiquissima Italiae: Antichità dall'Umbria a New York. : Page/Fig./Plate: 434
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[Book] Beazley, John D. 1971. Paralipomena: Additions to Attic Black-Figure Vase-Painters and Attic Red-Figure Vase-Painters (Second Edition).
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[Article] Dohan, Edith H. 1913. "Attic Vases from Orvieto". The Museum Journal. 4 (4): 147-161.
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