Faliscan Pyxis Lid7th 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
This object has the following keywords:
- 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.
Owner Name: Clarissa Compton Dryden, Class of 1932, MA 1935
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)
Disposal Method: Bequest
Ownership Start Date: Likely ca. 1900
Ownership End Date: 1925
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