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Ancient Sicilian Skyphoid Pyxis, Greek Magna Graecia

Ancient Sicilian Skyphoid Pyxis, Greek Magna Graecia

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Greek: Pottery: Pre AD 1000: Item # 402800

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The skyphoid pyxis was a very popular vase type in the Greek Colony of Sicily. This absolutely RARE terracotta vessel has an ovoid body with two horizontal, loop handles and a knobbed lid. Obverse decorated with a winged figure of Eros having a drapery over his left arm. Reverse side bears draped figure holding a tambourine but is virtually gone. Large palmettes under handles, grape vine on the lid. Substantial paint loss, chip on the edge of the knob, flakes on the lid. Measures 8 1/4 inches high. Dates to approx. 350 B.C.

Provenance: Gibrat Collection, USA., New York Gallery

Cf. Trendall, Arthur D. "Red Figure Vases of South Italy & Sicily", New York, NY, U.S.A.: Thames & Hudson, 1989. page 243.

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