- Museum number
Pottery pyxis with four horses on the lid.
Clay: orange-buff clay, white and brown grits, mica, semilustrous brown-black paint.
Shape: pyxis - inset flanged lip, two opposed pairs of holes matching those in lid; convex body, ring foot; low-domed lid.
Decoration: Pyxis - paint on lip. Body: between zones of double zigzag, metopal zone: four-spoked wheels with stars in quadrants, three columns of vertical zigzag as ‘triglyphs’. Under base, from edge: tangential blobs, dotted lozenge chain, hatched octofoil in double outline. Lid, from rim: diagonal bars, dotted lozenge chain, zigzag. Horses: dark ground, with panel of tangential blobs around chest; diagonal cross on muzzle, eyes as dotted circles.
- Production date
- 740BC (circa)
Diameter: 31 centimetres (of lid)
Diameter: 27 centimetres (of rim)
Height: 23.50 centimetres (with lid)
- Curator's comments
Attributed to the Workshop of London 1910.11-21.1 [Bohen]
Bohen’s workshop, named after this pyxis, produces horses related to those of the Filla workshop (72), but with less supple outlines. In the metopes, the unusual wheel motif is derived from motifs appearing under the base, e.g. the pyxis Agora P 5060 (Ker. XIII, 62, IX.1).
Bibliography: Ker. XIII, 62-3, IX.3, fig. 17, pl. 37.4.
- On display (G13/dc1)
- Complete, mended.
- Acquisition date
- Greek and Roman
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