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:

About 430/420 BC

Artist:

Greek; Athens

About this artwork

The abduction of Oreithyia, the daughter of the legendary king of Athens, Erechtheus, by the North Wind, Boreas, was a popular subject among painters of pixides (sing. pyxis). Here Boreas pursues the young princess.

On View

Ancient and Byzantine Art, Gallery 151

Artist

Ancient Greek

Title

Pyxis (Container for Personal Objects)

Origin

Athens

Date

430 BC–420 BC

Medium

terracotta, decorated in the red-figure technique

Dimensions

H. 13.3 cm (5 1/4 in.); diam. 10.5 cm (4 1/8 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Charles L. Hutchinson

Reference Number

1892.126a-b

Extended information about this artwork

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