From: Italy | Etruria | Orvieto
Curatorial Section: Mediterranean
|Current Location||Collections Storage|
|Provenience||Italy | Etruria | Orvieto|
|Date Made||6th century BCE|
|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.
|Outside Diameter||17.3 cm|
|Credit Line||Purchased from Riccardo Mancini; Subscription of John Wanamaker, 1898|
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