Phormiskos, Louvre CA943

Louvre Museum, Paris, France


Artist/Maker Unknown

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)

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