6th century BC
Lid of Nicosthenic pyxis lacking minor parts of wall. Underside unglazed. Upper part glazed except for reserved, figured zone encircling knob. In zone are four nearly identical groups: a single cavalryman in combat with a single hoplite. Dots to suggest inscriptions in field. Two hoplites carry round shields frontally represented; the two others have round shields shown in profile. 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).
Purchased from Riccardo Mancini; Subscription of John Wanamaker
[Book] 1991. Gens antiquissima Italiae: Antichità dall'Umbria a New York. : Page/Fig./Plate: 434
[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
[Article] Dohan, Edith H. 1915. Four covered bowls from Orvieto. The Museum Journal. 6 (4): 173-178. : Page/Fig./Plate: 174, 176
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