Proto-Corinthian Pyxis (Box) Lid (?) FragmentArchaic
720 BCE - 630 BCE
1 5/8 in. x 2 7/16 in. x 3/16 in. (4.2 cm x 6.2 cm x 0.4 cm)
Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: 2011.17.88
Geography: Europe, Greece, Corinth
Classification: Containers and Vessels; Vessels; Pyxides
Collection: Collection of Doreen Canaday Spitzer
Findspot: Perachora (per inscription on sherd)
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- lids - Covers for the opening at the top of a vessel or other receptacle, or which close the mouth of an aperture; lids may be detached or turned upon a hinge in order to give access to the interior.
- Proto-Corinthian - Refers to the Orientalizing phase of Greek art in Corinth, from about 720 to 620 BCE, which is roughly contemporary with the Proto-Attic phase in Athens. The Proto-Corinthian pottery style developed in Corinth in the eighth century BCE and lasted until around 640 BCE. It is characterized by vessels that are usually cups, jugs, or perfume pots, with decoration that is at first geometric and later includes animal and human figures, with occasional Eastern curvilinear ornamentation. The later examples are distinctive for the rounded contours and animation of the figures, painted in outline and silhouette, with added designs in incision and white color.
- pyxides - Relatively small, squat lidded boxlike vessels for holding cosmetics and toilet articles in ancient Greece. Generally cylindrical in shape. Often found in the graves of women and warriors.
- sherds - Limited to fragments of pottery or glass.
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