Description The horse pyxis was made only in Athens. Many examples have been found in the graves of women and are thought to have held food offerings or personal items of the deceased. The horses on the lid, which served as a handle, may reflect the prominent status of the owner's family, as horses were associated with the aristocracy during this period.
|Examination||examined for condition|
|7/29/1973||Treatment||repaired; loss compensation|
|2/22/2000||Treatment||cleaned; coated; repaired; loss compensation|
- In Search of Ancient Treasure: 40 Years of Collecting. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1978.
Provenance N. Koutoulakis, Galerie Segredakis, Paris; Walters Art Museum, 1950, by purchase.
Credit Museum purchase with funds provided by the S. & A.P. Fund, 1950
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