Sicilian Greek Red-Figure Pyxis

 

Sicilian Greek Red-Figure Pyxis

An ancient Sicilian Greek red-figure pyxis of the Etna Group, with a knob handled lid decorated with an ivy leaf band, the body with lateral handles painted on each side with large profile female heads

Sicily.
Ca. 330-300 BC.
Height: 10 in. (25 cm).

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).
The Etna Goup is the name given to an ancient Greek pottery workshop that was active in the later 4th century BC near Mt. Etna in Sicily.

Formerly in the S. B. collection, inherited from Captain Wendell Phillips who acquired it during the Allied liberation of Sicily in 1943.

Inv#: 6875

$3,500

Guaranteed Authentic



More Images:

  • Sicilian Greek Red-Figure Pyxis
  • Sicilian Greek Red-Figure Pyxis
  • Sicilian Greek Red-Figure Pyxis

 

 

Hixenbaugh Ancient Art LTD, 235 East 60th Street, New York, NY 10022

212.989.9743   -   info@hixenbaugh.net

Copyright © 2006-2021 Hixenbaugh Ancient Art