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Pyxis (Container for Personal Objects)
Orientalizing Period/Archaic Period, 580/570 B.C.

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Creator: Greek (Corinthian) Ampersand Painter, fl. c. 580-570 B.C.
Creator Nationality: European; Southern European; Greek; Corinthian
Creator Active Place: Greece
Creator Name-CRT: Greek (Corinthian)
Creator Name: Ampersand Painter
Creator Nationality: European; Southern European; Mediterranean
Creator Role: Artist
Creator Dates/Places: Greek; fl. c.580-570 B.C. Early Western World, Ancient Mediterranean, Ancient
Creator Active Place: Mediterranean
Creator Name-CRT: Ampersand Painter
Title: Pyxis (Container for Personal Objects)
Title Type: preferred
Title: Container for Personal Objects
Title Type: alternate
View: view with sphinx flanked by panthers
Creation Start Date: -58
Creation End Date: -56
Creation Date: Orientalizing Period/Archaic Period, 580/570 B.C.
Creation Place: Europe, Greece, Peloponnesus, Kórinthos department, Corinth
Object Type: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Classification Term: Vessel
Materials and Techniques: Earthenware, black-figure technique
Dimensions: H.: 14 cm (5-9/16 in.)W. at widest at belly: 15 cm (5-7/8 in.)Diam. at outside mouth: 6.9 cm (2-3/4 in.)
AMICA Contributor: The Art Institute of Chicago
Owner Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA
ID Number: 1905.343a-b
Credit Line: The Art Institute of Chicago, Museum Purchase Fund
Subject Description: The figures on this late Corinthian pyxis were drawn in silhouette and painted black with anatomical details picked out by incision. Patches of red and white paint were also used to enliven forms. This upright handled pyxis is decorated with a frieze of 'panthers,' a sphinx, a swan, a doe, and a goat, and the background is filled with so called 'splinter' rosettes. The painter of this pyxis is known as the Ampersand Painter because of the lengthened and curving shape he frequently gave to the tail of a sphinx, as here, and its similarity to the ampersand, the symbol often printed for 'and.' This is his name vase.
AMICA ID: AIC_.1905.343a-b
AMICA Library Year: 1999
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright The Art Institute of Chicago, 1999

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