Seller: sandsoftimedc_com (421) 0%, Location: Washington, District Of Columbia, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 152899619304 well proportioned lidded pyxis with a cylindrical body, domed lid, and spreading foot ring. The body of the ceramic wheel-made vessel was designed with a beveled rim to hold the lid in place. The top of the lid is decorated with simple raised bands. A Pyxis is a round container with a lid. They were used by women in antiquity to hold perfumed oils, cosmetics, or even jewellery or small objects. Condition: Overall condition of this lidded pyxis is good, although there is a break that has been rejoined as well as some small chips in the body and lid consistant with ancient ware. Dimensions: Height: 2.5in (6.35cm); Diameter: 6in (15.24cm). Provenance: Private Australian collection acquired early 1970s.