Miniature Attic black-figure lidded-box (pyxis) decorated with birds - ROM2018_16837_12

ROM2018_16837_12

Miniature Attic black-figure lidded-box (pyxis) decorated with birds

Maker: Attributed to the Swan Group
Medium:Wheel-thrown earthenware, slip-painted
Geography: Made in Athens, Greece; findspot unknown
Date: about 570-550 BC
Period: Greek Archaic period
Dimensions:
3.5 x 5.5 cm
Object number: 919.5.88.A
Credit Line: Sigmund Samuel Collection
On view
Gallery Location:Gallery of Greece
DescriptionThe base of the lidded box (tripod-pyxis) is supported by three wide feet and on each of these is a crudely painted swan (in silhouette rather than true black-figure technique). On the lid are six similar swans. Beazley attributed this vase to the Swan Group of vase painters.
Collection:
Greek World
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