Red Figure Footed Pyxis, Cosmetics Container


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Basic Information

Artifact Identification Red Figure Footed Pyxis, Cosmetics Container   (1922.01.0063A)
  1. Personal Artifacts
  2. :
  3. Toilet Articles
  4. :
  5. Beauty Supplies
Artist/Maker White Saccos Workshop
Geographic Location
Period/Date Hellenistic, 320– 310 BCE
Culture South Italian Greek, Apulian
Location On Exhibitin the Ancient Mediterranean exhibit

Physical Analysis

Dimension 1 (Diameter) 9.1 cm
Dimension 2 (Height) 6.2 cm
Dimension 3 (Diameter) 4.4 cm
Weight 116 g
Measuring Remarks D3 is the foot diameter.
Materials Ceramic--Terracotta, Pigment--Glaze
Manufacturing Processes Throwing, Firing, Painting, Glazing
Munsell Color Information Black (N 2.5) -ns Brownish Orange ( 5 Y R 5/6) -ns

Research Remarks

Published Description

APULIAN RED FIGURE FOOTED PYXIS AND LID Shape and Ornament: Round pyxis, convex knob on lid, stepped foot. Reserved bands on knob of lid, below the laurel wreath on pyxis, and at top and bottom of stepped foot. SUBJECT: Primary decoration on the lid. On one side, a female head, seen in profile facing left flanked by volutes. Palmette on reverse. Laurel wreath on body of pyxis. Accessory color: Yellow: woman's sakkos, stephane, and necklace. From Rome. Attributed as a late product of the Kantharos Group in the White Saccos Workshop by A. D. Trendall (in a letter dated 8/3/79). About 320-310 B. C. -- Wisseman, Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum, Plate 50, 1.

Description N/A

For a very similar female head on an oinochoe of the same workshop (once London Market, Charles Ede Ltd.) see Trendall and Cambitoglou, The Red-Figured Vases of Apulia. Vol. II.: Oxford, 1982. P. 1003, no. 612, pl. 389:5


Trendall, A. D. and Alexander Cambitoglou, The Red-Figured Vases of Apulia. Vol. II. Clarendon Press: Oxford, 1982. Page 1005, no. 680a. Wisseman, Sarah U. Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum. Philipp von Zabern: Mainz, 1989. Page 39, Plate 50, 1.

Artifact History

Archaeological Data N/A
Credit Line/Dedication University of Marburg Archaeological Seminar Collection
Reproduction No
Reproduction Information N/A

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