Pyxis, Cosmetics Container: Lid


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Artifact Identification Pyxis, Cosmetics Container: Lid   (1922.01.0227B)
  1. Personal Artifacts
  2. :
  3. Toilet Articles
  4. :
  5. Beauty Supplies
Artist/Maker None
Geographic Location
Period/Date Archaic Period (800 - 480 BC), Late Corinthian, 550 BCE
Culture Greek, Corinthian

Physical Analysis

Dimension 1 (Diameter) 15.2 cm
Dimension 2 (Height) 6.3 cm
Dimension 3 (N/A) N/A
Weight 206 g
Measuring Remarks None
Materials Ceramic--Terracotta, Pigment--Glaze
Manufacturing Processes Throwing, Firing, Glazing
Munsell Color Information Moderate Yellowish Pink (5 YR 7.5/3.5 ) -ns Dark Grayish Brown ( 5 YR 2/2) -ns

Research Remarks

Published Description

CORINTHIAN (?) PYXIS AND LID Shape and Ornament: Convex body with flaring foot and reflex handles. Slightly concave lid with conical, flaring handle. Pyxis: wide glaze band on interior, two wide exterior bands. Edge of foot glazed. Lid: glazed except for broad reserved band with key pattern, dots, and a border of essas separated by dilute lines. On top of knob handle are esses around a depression with glazed bands. Accessory Colors: red: dilute lines on lid, alternating bands on top of handle. Late Corinthian, about 550 B.C. --Wisseman, Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum, Plate 2, 8.

Description N/A
Comparanda N/A

Wisseman, Sarah U. Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum. Philipp von Zabern: Mainz, 1989. Page 5, Plate 2, 8.

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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