Pyxis (Container for Personal Objects)

A work made of terracotta, decorated in the red-figure technique.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of terracotta, decorated in the red-figure technique.

Date:

About 450/440 BC

Artist:

Greek; Athens
Attributed to the Euaion Painter

About this artwork

This pyxis, which has concave sides, a flange over the base, and a flat lid with a handle in the shape of a pomegranate, is attributed to the Euaion Painter, who was a follower of Douris (case 21). Douris’s name is known because he signed his vases. However, the painter of this vase is unknown, so he is now called after an inscription on another vase that names one Euaion as a handsome boy.

On View

Ancient and Byzantine Art, Gallery 151

Artist

Ancient Greek

Title

Pyxis (Container for Personal Objects)

Origin

Greece

Date

450 BC–440 BC

Medium

terracotta, decorated in the red-figure technique

Dimensions

H. 13.2 cm (5 1/4); diam. 10.5 cm (4 1/8 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Charles L. Hutchinson

Reference Number

1892.125a-b

Extended information about this artwork

Object information is a work in progress and may be updated as new research findings emerge. To help improve this record, please email .

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