Pyxis, Cosmetics Container: Lid


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Artifact Identification Pyxis, Cosmetics Container: Lid   (1922.01.0116B)
  1. Personal Artifacts
  2. :
  3. Toilet Articles
  4. :
  5. Beauty Supplies
Artist/Maker None
Geographic Location
Period/Date Geometric, 900 – 700 BCE
Culture Greek, Corinthian

Physical Analysis

Dimension 1 (Diameter) 8.2 cm
Dimension 2 (Height) 6.1 cm
Dimension 3 (Depth) 0.3 cm
Weight 99 g
Measuring Remarks D3 is the wall thickness.
Materials Ceramic
Manufacturing Processes Throwing, Firing, Painting
Munsell Color Information Moderate Reddish Brown (10 R 4/6) -ns Pale Orange Yellow ( 10 Y R 7.5/3) -ns

Research Remarks

Published Description

ITALO-CORINTHIAN PYXIS: Late 7th century B.C. ITALO CORINTHIAN PYXIS WITH A LID: The pyxis served as a box to hold perfumes or toilet articles. It had no handle but a lid with a central knob and was usually cylindrical.

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Artifact History

Archaeological Data N/A
Credit Line/Dedication University of Marburg Archaeological Seminar Collection
Reproduction No
Reproduction Information N/A

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