Phormiskos (litt. “little basket”, pouch-shaped vessel): imitation of a bag for the astragalus game, with a simulated opening showing four game pieces. Terracotta, Hellenistic era, Theban work. Found in Thebes.
Dimensions H. 14 cm (5 ½ in.)
Credit line Purchase, 1898
Accession number CA 943
Department of Greek, Etruscan and Roman Antiquities, Denon, Sully, first floor, room 37
Photographer/Source Jastrow (2006)