Bronze pyxis with splayed open-work foot, narrow stem, bulbous body narrowing to the rim, linear incisions and ring-and-dot motifs to the body, each zoomorphic side handle pierced, an oval lid pierced twice to match the lobes for suspension, lid with extended winged handles and central knob handle.
This type was most probably used to hold perfumes or smaller precious objects. It likely originated in Macedonia, although two such pyxides were found at Samos.
Cf: For a related example, see no. 120 in Vokotopoulou, ed, Macedonians, The Northern Greeks.
Size: 8.7 cm L (including lid) - 3 3/8 inches
Culture: Greek, c. 9th-7th century B.C.
Condition: Intact, small break to tip of one side beak
Display stand included
Provenance: Property of a Surrey collector , acquired in the early 1970s.
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- Grec antique mycénien
- Pyxis à couvercle suspendu
- Siècle/ Période
- Greek, c. 9th-7th century B.C.
- Bon état, voir la photo