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Pyxis Lid

Object Number:
MS5482B
Current Location:
Culture:
Corinthian
Provenience:
Mediterranean
Manufacture Location:
Corinth
Maker:
Geladakis Painter
Period:
Middle Corinthian Period
Section:
Mediterranean
Materials:
Ceramic
Iconography:
Siren
Griffins
Panthers
Lotus-Palmette
Description:
Convex handleless pyxis with lid. Pyxis: depressed globular body on wide conical foot. Wide flaring mouth with sloping flange. Outer face of mouth is solidly glazed. Glaze continues onto shoulder. Narrow zone of dicing above and below main frieze. Main frieze: a) a siren with displayed wings flanked by griffin birds and panthers; b) lotus-palmette with attached upright bud on each side flanked by griffins. Lid: flat lid with wide flattened knob on short stem. Deep flange ring on inderside. On top of know, whirigig bounded by two bands. Around base of knob wide black bands edge in red. Frieze of debased double palmettes. Flange: wide red band borded by narrow line to either side.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Ancient Greek World (08 May 1994)
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Bibliography:

[Electronic] 1997. The Perseus Project.
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[Book] Schaus, Gerald P. & Benson, Jack L. 1995. Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum: The University Museum. University Museum 2; USA 29. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 64; pl. 42, 1-6
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[Catalogue] 1965. Guide to the Collections, The University Museum. : Page/Fig./Plate: p.49
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