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Faliscan Pyxis Lid

7th century BCE

2 3/4 x 3 3/8 x 3 3/8 in. (7 x 8.6 x 8.6 cm)

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: P.140
Geography: Europe, Italy
Classification: Containers and Vessels; Vessels; Unclassified Vessels
Culture/Nationality: Faliscan

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  • Faliscan - Refers to the style of artistic production in Falerii now present day Cività Castellana in central Italy. Known mainly as a significant center of red-figure pottery during the 4th century BCE, works of art include red-figure vases produced by the Aurora Painter and the Nazzano Painter.
  • lids - Covers for the opening at the top of a vessel or other receptacle, or which close the mouth of an aperture; lids may be detached or turned upon a hinge in order to give access to the interior.
  • pyxides - Relatively small, squat lidded boxlike vessels for holding cosmetics and toilet articles in ancient Greece. Generally cylindrical in shape. Often found in the graves of women and warriors.

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  • Owner Name: Clarissa Compton Dryden, Class of 1932, MA 1935
    Role: Donor
    Place: Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, USA
    Acquisition Method: Inheritance
    Disposal Method: Donation
    Ownership Start Date: 1925
    Ownership End Date: 1950's to 1980's
    Remarks: A relative of archaeologist, Charles Densmore Curtis (1875-1925), Dryden presented the Ella Riegel Museum with items she inherited from his collection of Greek, Roman, and Etruscan artifacts throughout the 1950s-1980s

  • Owner Name: Charles Densmore Curtis (1875-1925)
    Role: Collector
    Disposal Method: Bequest
    Ownership Start Date: Likely ca. 1900
    Ownership End Date: 1925

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