An Etruscan Pyxis Names sunθruza (tavv. XXXIII-XXXIV)

Larissa Bonfante;Rex Wallace

Contenuto in: Studi Etruschi 64 - 1997

pp. 201-212

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Abstract

The inscription on a tiny pyxis in a private collection gives us the Etruscan word for thè container, śunθeruza.
Of buccheroid impasto, carefully made and exceptionally well preserved, the pyxis is a unique piece, though it does share several features with vases from the Orientalizing period in southern Etruria, as we shall see. It is very small: 10.9 cm. high to the top of the lid, with a diameter of 10.2 cm. at the widest point, to the tips of the handles. […]