Attic Black-Figure White Ground Lidded Pyxis
An ancient Attic Greek black-figure lidded pyxis, around the cylindrical body is decorated with four maenads dancing with three cavorting nude satyrs; the flat lid with pointed handle a frieze of seven running lions; close to the Haimon Painter.
The pyxis was a lidded cylindrical vessel mostly used by women to hold cosmetics, trinkets or jewelry. Surviving pyxides from the Classical Period are mostly ceramic, but sometimes they are made of wood, metal, or ivory. The name derived from Corinthian boxes made of wood from the boxwood tree (puxos).
Formerly in a New York private collection.