Corinthian Pyxis (Box) Rim SherdArchaic
650 BCE - 550 BCE
Diameter after reconstruction
2 7/8 x 1 5/16 x 1/8 in. (7.3 x 3.3 x 0.3 cm)
Bryn Mawr College
This object has the following keywords:
- concentric - Describes two circular or spherical figures, spaces, or objects that have a common center or axis.
- Corinthian - Refers to a pottery style created in the city and region of Corinth in the Peloponnese in south-central Greece, and exported extensively in other parts of Greece, Italy, and Egypt, particularly in the second half of the seventh century BCE and the first half of the sixth century BCE. It is characterized by large vessels and bold decoration arranged in friezes covering most of the surface. Designs are in black-figure on a light terra-cotta background, with red, white, and incised additions. Motifs may have been inspired by Eastern textiles and typically include animals, monsters, or human figures, with ornaments such as dots, leaves, or rosettes scattered over the background.
- 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.
- rim sherds - Fragments of a ceramic or glass vessel from just below the rim.
- sherds - Limited to fragments of pottery or glass.
- vase paintings - Refers to two-dimensional decoration applied to pottery by using paint made of metallic oxides or other pigments held in suspension in slip or another medium. The term is particularly used to refer to Ancient Greek red- and black-figure works. See also "porcelain paintings (visual works)."
- Diameter after reconstruction Dimensions: 2 7/8 x 1 5/16 x 1/8 in. (7.303 x 3.334 x 0.3 cm)
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