GP504

An Attic Classical Pottery Lidded Pyxis, ca 5th Century B.C.

well proportioned lidded pyxis with a cylindrical body, domed lid, and spreading foot ring. The body of the ceramic wheel-made vessel was designed with a beveled rim to hold the lid in place.  The top of the lid is decorated with simple raised bands.

A Pyxis is a round container with a lid. They were used by women in antiquity to hold perfumed oils, cosmetics, or even jewellery or small objects.

Condition: Overall condition of this lidded pyxis is good, although there is a break that has been rejoined as well as some small chips in the body and lid consistant with ancient ware. 

Dimensions:  Height: 2.5in (6.35cm); Diameter: 6in (15.24cm).

Provenance: Private Australian collection acquired early 1970s.
 

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