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Pyxis Lid

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Object Number:MS5482B
Current Location: Greece Gallery
Currently On Display
Culture:Corinthian
Provenience: Mediterranean
Manufacture Location: Corinth
Maker: Geladakis Painter
Period: Middle Corinthian Period
Date Made: 595-570 BCE
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 underside. On top of knob, 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:

Classical Gallery: Greece (1975 - 1989) View Objects in Exhibition
Five Thousand Years of Vanity (06 Jan 1944 - 28 Feb 1944) View Objects in Exhibition
Ancient Greek World (08 May 1994) View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Book] Quick, Jennifer. 2004. Magnificent Objects from the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.. Philadelphia. University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. ed. 1st. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 134, fig. 122View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Electronic] 1997. The Perseus Project.. Tufts University. Actual CitationView Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Benson, Jack L., and Schaus, Gerald P. 1995. Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum: The University Museum.. Philadelphia. The University Museum. Vol. University Museum 2; USA 29. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 64; pl. 42, 1-6View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Catalogue, Collection] 1965. Guide to the Collections, The University Museum.. Philadelphia. The University Museum. pg. 1-167 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p.49View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Catalogue, Collection] Luce, Stephen B. 1921. Catalogue of the Mediterranean Section.. Philadelphia. The University Museum. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p.51, no.133View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Article] Rambo, Eleanor F. 1919. "On the Design of Greek Vases". The Museum Journal. Philadelphia. The University Museum. Vol. 10. no. 1. pg. 8-14 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 14, fig. 5View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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