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AUTHENTIC ANCIENT ATTIC POTTERY PYXIS COSMETICS BOX LID INTACT ca. 5th CENT. BC

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Seller: finartco (26) 100%, Location: Nicosia, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 252558210624 AUTHENTIC ANCIENT ATTIC POTTERY PYXIS (COSMETICS BOX) LID INTACT ca. 5th CENTURY BC Offered is an exquisite ancient Attic pyxis lid ca. 5th century BC. Pyxides were originally mostly used by women to hold cosmetics, trinkets or jewellery. They were also used in votive or funerary situations. Attic pottery was exported throughout the ancient world. For a long time, they dominated the market for fine ceramics. The color of the lid is a splendid crème buff. This beautiful remnant of the Attic Culture is ideal for a collection, an impressive gift or a first-class home decoration. Dimensions: 8.5 cm (3.4 in.) in diameter and 3.2 cm (1.3in.) tall. Weight is 54 g (1.9 oz). Provenance: old private collection. It is guaranteed authentic. The pyxis lid is intact with only two small restorations on the two sides (pictured). It has not been cleaned and encrustation may hide ancient design and/or iconography. Please examine all pictures carefully. Shipping is USD 12 worldwide by registered mail. Please take a moment to look at my other items! Please ask any questions before buying. Thank you for your interest. Pyxis A pyxis (plural pyxides) is a shape of vessel from the classical world, usually a cylindrical box with a separate lid. Originally mostly used by women to hold cosmetics, trinkets or jewellery, surviving pyxides are mostly pottery, but especially in later periods may be in wood, metal, ivory, or other materials. The name derived from Corinthian boxes made of wood from the tree puksos (boxwood) that also came with covers. Material: Terracotta, Provenance: Old private collection

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