Corinthian Cylindrical Pyxis
An ancient Corinthian cylindrical lidded pyxis painted with bands of geometric decoration.
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 South German private collection, acquired in the 1970's.