Pyxis

Description
A ‘pyxis’ was used by women in ancient Greece to store their cosmetics or trinkets. This pot is suitably decorated with scenes of a lady with her attendants.
This item belonged to Lieutenant Colonel Montague who collected over 800 classical archaeological objects, which he bequeathed to the museum on his death.
Accession Loan No.
5/1946/536
Collection Class
Foreign archaeology
Common Name
pyxis
Simple Name
vessel
Full Name
cosmetic pot; pyxis
Dimensions
whole height 115 mm; without lid height 90 mm; foot height 19 mm; lid base diameter diameter 123 125 mm mm
Production Person Surname
London D12 Painter
Cultural Group
Greek
Period Classification
Archaic - 1100-500 BC
Production Year Low
-475
Production Year High
-425
Production Town
Athens?
Production County
Attika
Production Country
Greece
Family Group

Material
pottery; terracotta; Red figure ware
Function Name
storage
Function Detail
cosmetics or trinkets
Collector / Excavator
Montague, LAD, Lieutenant Colonel
Collection Continent
Europe

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