New York, Park Avenue
30 May 1997
AN ATTIC RED-FIGURE PYXIS (TYPE C)
manner of the medias painter
circa 410-400 b.c.
The concave wall of the box with seven animals and monsters, including a lion confronting a lioness, a sphinx confronting a leopard, and a dog confronting a stag, a griffin behind the dog; the lid with seven figures including a seated Dionysos, facing left but looking right, holding a thyrsos, a woman to his left standing next to a bench and attending to a thymiaterion, a winged Eros in added white to his right holding a tympanum, facing a standing draped woman holding a tympanun and wearing a sakkos, to her right a seated draped woman looks right towards two standing draped women, the women all wearing bracelets in added white, several plants in the field, a band of egg on the rim, a band of tongue on the underside of the rim, the lid pierced in the center, originally for a attachment of a now-missing metal loop handle
6in. (15.2cm.) diameter
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For a similar example by the same painter in Karlsruhe, see Beazley, Attic Red-Figure Vase-Painters, no. 1328,95.
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