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Rare Greek Apulian Pseudo Pyxis, 325-300 BC

Rare Greek Apulian Pseudo Pyxis, 325-300 BC


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Greek: Pottery: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1427435
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Bernhard I. Muller, PhD
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The vessel features a reel-shaped body with stepped foot and a flange. The doomed top with the head of Medusa at center. Medusa is rendered with a round face and curls ending in snake heads.
The pyxis is made in one piece and open at the bottom. The piece was not intended for concrete use and served as richly decorated burial object.
The surface shows remains of the original white engobe with gilded areas.
For a related example, cf. Ars Antiqua Auktion IV, Lucerne, December 1962 sale, lot no. 71, pl. 27. See also: CVA Ostschweiz Ticino 1, 36, pl. (231) 29.15-16. Beazley Archive no. 1009407.
Apulian work of early Hellenistic time. Specimens of this type are reported from Canosan tombs.
Ceramic
Greek Apulian, 325-300 BC
H. 11 cm (4.3 in)
D. 13.8 cm (5.4 in)
Rare shape. Intact with minor wear in places. Remains of the original engobe.
Private NYC collection, acquired 1970s-1980s. Thence art market New York, September 2017 sale.

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