Pyxis (Box) or Broad-Bottomed Oinochoe (Wine Jug) Body SherdArchaic
1 3/8 in. x 1 11/16 in. x 3/16 in. (3.45 cm x 4.3 cm x 0.5 cm)
Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: 2011.17.90
Geography: Europe, Greece, Corinth
Classification: Containers and Vessels; Vessels; Sherds
Collection: Collection of Doreen Canaday Spitzer
Findspot: Perachora (per inscription on sherd)
This object has the following keywords:
- Archaic - Refers to the pottery style found in Persia around 6000 BCE. The style is characterized by fine, plain buff pottery tempered with straw that is sometimes decorated with simple red or orange painted designs.
- bodies - Those parts of containers that enclose the contents, as distinguished from accessory components such as covers, handles, and applied decoration.
- oinochoai - Ancient Greek one-handled vessels used for ladling and pouring wine or water; made in a variety of jug- and pitcherlike forms.
- 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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