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Pyxis (Container for Personal Objects)

A work made of terracotta, red-figure.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of terracotta, red-figure.


450-440 BCE


Attributed to the Euaion Painter
Greek; Athens

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. 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.


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Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean and Byzantium


Euaion Painter


Pyxis (Container for Personal Objects)


Greece (Object made in)

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450 BCE–440 BCE


terracotta, red-figure

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Gift of Charles L. Hutchinson

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