Pyxis

Description
A ‘pyxis’ is a type of ancient Greek vessel used for storing cosmetics or trinkets. This one is decorated with images of a goat, panthers and a siren.
Accession Loan No.
40/1922/13
Collection Class
Foreign archaeology
Common Name
pyxis
Simple Name
vessel
Full Name
container; pyxis
Dimensions
with lid height 150 mm; without lid height 120 mm; whole diameter 155 mm
Cultural Group
Greek
Period Classification
Archaic - 1100-500 BC
Production Town
Corinth
Production Country
Greece
Family Group

Material
pottery; terracotta; Corinthian
Collector / Excavator
Harrison-Fawcett, R., Colonel
Collection Country
Greece
Collection Area Region
Southern Europe
Collection Continent
Europe

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