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Pyxis

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Object Number:
MS3437
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Attic
Provenience:
Italy
Etruria
Orvieto
Manufacture Location:
Attica
Date Made:
550-500 BC
Early Date:
-550
Late Date:
-500
Section:
Mediterranean
Materials:
Ceramic
Technique:
Black Figure
Iconography:
Men
Women
Dancer
Description:
Nicosthenic pyxis, lacking foot and section of wall and rim. Fully glazed inside and out except for reserved, figured zone on upper wall. In zone are numerous male and female figures, the female figures all clothed, the male partly clothed, partly nude. These figures converge from two direction on a single nude male dancing figure advancing to the right. For general treatment of vessels of this shape in UM see EH Dohan, Mus. Journal VI, no. 4, p. 176 ff
Height:
12.5cm
Outside Diamater:
18cm

Bibliography:

[Book] 1991. Gens antiquissima Italiae: Antichità dall'Umbria a New York. : Page/Fig./Plate: 433
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[Catalogue] Luce, Stephen B. 1921. Catalogue of the Mediterranean Section. : Page/Fig./Plate: pp. 81-3, Nos. 73-6 (No. 76)
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