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Pyxis

Object Number:
MS5482A
Current Location:
Culture:
Corinthian
Provenience:
Mediterranean
Manufacture Location:
Corinth
Maker:
Geladakis Painter
Period:
Middle Corinthian Period
Date Made:
595-570 BC
Early Date:
-595
Late Date:
-570
Section:
Mediterranean
Materials:
Ceramic
Iconography:
Siren
Griffins
Panthers
Lotus-Palmette
Description:
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.
Height:
12cm
Width:
9.3cm
Outside Diamater:
16.5cm

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Ancient Greek World (08 May 1994)
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Bibliography:

[Electronic] 1997. The Perseus Project.
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[Book] White, Donald, et al. 1995. The Ancient Greek World:The Rodney S. Young Gallery. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 31
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[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, 1-6
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[Book] Amyx, D. A. 1988. Corinthian Vase-Painting of the Archaic Period. 1-3. : Page/Fig./Plate: 214
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[Article] Rambo, E. F. 1919. "On the design of Greek Vases". The Museum Journal. 10 (1): 8-14. : Page/Fig./Plate: 14
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[Catalogue] 1965. Guide to the Collections, The University Museum. : Page/Fig./Plate: p.49
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