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Pyxis (Container for Personal Objects)

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

Date:

450-440 BCE

Artist:

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

Artist

Euaion Painter

Title

Pyxis (Container for Personal Objects)

Origin

Greece

Date

450 BCE–440 BCE

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

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