From: Italy | Etruria | Orvieto

Curatorial Section: Mediterranean

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Object Number MS4846
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Attic
Provenience Italy | Etruria | Orvieto
Manufacture Location Attica
Date Made 6th century BCE
Section Mediterranean
Materials Ceramic
Technique Black Figure
Iconography Inscription | Warrior | Warfare | Horseman

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.

Height 5.3 cm
Outside Diameter 17.3 cm
Credit Line Purchased from Riccardo Mancini; Subscription of John Wanamaker, 1898

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