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Object Number: MS5482A
Current Location: Greece Gallery
Currently On Display
Provenience: Mediterranean
Manufacture Location: Corinth
Maker: Geladakis Painter
Period: Middle Corinthian Period
Date Made: 595-570 BC
Early Date: -595
Late Date: -570
Height: 12cm
Width: 9.3cm
Outside Diameter:16.5cm


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)View Objects in Exhibition
Classical Gallery: Greece (1975 - 1989)View Objects in Exhibition


[Book] Quick, Jennifer. 2004. Magnificent Objects from the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 134, fig. 122View Objects cited in this Publication
[Electronic] 1997. The Perseus Project.View Objects cited in this Publication
[Book] White, Donald, et al. 1995. The Ancient Greek World:The Rodney S. Young Gallery. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 31View Objects cited in this Publication
[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, 1-6View Objects cited in this Publication
[Book] Amyx, D. A. 1988. Corinthian Vase-Painting of the Archaic Period. 1-3. : Page/Fig./Plate: 214View Objects cited in this Publication
[Catalogue] 1965. Guide to the Collections, The University Museum. : Page/Fig./Plate: p.49View Objects cited in this Publication
[Catalogue, Collection] Luce, Stephen B. 1921. Catalogue of the Mediterranean Section. : Page/Fig./Plate: p.51, no.133View Objects cited in this Publication
[Article] Rambo, E. F. 1919. On the design of Greek Vases. The Museum Journal. 10 (1): 8-14. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 14, fig. 5View Objects cited in this Publication

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