Agora Object: BI 513
Inventory Number:   BI 513
Section Number:   ΕΕ 266
Title:   Ivory Pyxis
ΤΙΤΛΟΣ:   Ελεφαντοστέινο πυξίδιο με πώμα διακοσμημένο με σειρές ναυτίλων. Tέλος 15ου αι π.Χ.
Category:   Bone & Ivory
Description:   One edge of the base, three fragments of the wall, and the second handle (?) missing. Two pieces apparently from the edge of the ba se do not join.
Small cylindrical box, tapering very slightly toward the top. Top and bottom are simple disks each with a projecting central part to fit inside the box. On one side of the wall, near the rim, a small vertical handle, shaped somewhat like a figure-eight shield.
Decoration around wall, three zones of nautilus, with dotted spiral tentacles. On the lid much damaged, the same motif. Tricurved arch patterns, made up of wavy lines, around edge of lid and base.
ΠΕΡΙΓΡΑΦΗ:   Ελεφαντοστέινο πυξίδιο με κάλυμμα. Λείπουν η μία άκρη από τη βάση, τρία θραύσματα από το σώμα και η δεύτερη λαβή. Φέρει διακόσμηση ναυτίλων σε τρεις ζώνες.
Context:   Mycenaean chamber tomb, lying on bronze disk, B 705 (EE 265), and on floor of chamber beside it, ca. 0.40m. from south wall at about its mid-point.
Handling:   Dec.1, 2003- South Workroom-Case 52-U, Container 4
Notebook Page:   484
Negatives:   Leica, color slide, XX-9, XX-10, XVIII-47, XVIII-95
Dimensions:   H. 0.052, (lid at edge) 0.0065; Diam. (lid) 0.045, (box at bottom) 0.045
Material:   Ivory
Date:   2 June 1939
Section:   ΕΕ
Deposit:   N 21-22:1
Bibliography:   Museum Guide (2014), p. 106.
    Guide (1976), p. 223.
    Guide (1962), p. 146.
    Archaeology 13 (1960), p. 15, fig. 2.
    Hesperia 9 (1940), p. 283, figs. 31.
    AJA 43 (1939), p. 585, fig. 15.
    Agora XIII, pp. 166-167, pl. 33, no. I 17.
    Agora XIV, p. 6, pl. 17 b.
References:   Publications (4)
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Deposit: N 21-22:1
Card: BI 513
Card: BI 513