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Iron Age


4 5/16 x 3 11/16 x 3/16 in. (11 x 9.3 x 0.5 cm)

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: P.3421
Geography: Asia
Classification: Clothing and Adornments; Toilet Articles
Findspot: Beth Shemesh: 20 km west of Jerusalem in northwest lowland of Judah (Haverford excavations1928-1933)

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  • 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.

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