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Argive Late Geometric monumental globular pyxis (detail 2: water bird with fish)

Argive Late Geometric monumental globular pyxis (detail 2: water bird with fish)

Large (ca. 1 m high) globular pyxis with tripod loop feet
Greek, made at Argos, Late Geometric Ib, ca. 740-730 BCE
From Argos (on Pleiades), Tomb 23 (excavated 1953, Bakaloiannis plot), in which it contained the bones of an adult woman, about 35 years old, and was stopped with an LG IIb krater (C.210), which provides a terminus post quem of ca. 715 BCE for the burial.
For the context of the burial, see Susan Langdon, "Beyond the Grave: Biographies from Early Greece," American Journal of Archaeology Vol. 105, No. 4 (Oct., 2001), pp. 579-606.

Archaeological Museum of Argos, Greece
Inv. C.209

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Photo taken on 10 November 2012 (© diffendale / Flickr)

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