From:UC Teece Museum of Classical Antiquities
About this objectThree fragments of Greek proto-Corinthian pottery.
The first two triangular fragments are from a flanged low-conical pyxis lid, and are joined to form a semicircle. Made from light buff terracotta. The decoration, which has fired brown, consists of a circle of rays above two lines to either side of seven-row dicing or chequerboard pattern. A pyxis was a container used in the home, made for personal items and treasures.
The third separate fragment is made of a buff terracotta. The decoration, which has also fired brown, consists of a single ray below six horizontal lines topped by four verticals to the left of chevrons.
Date MadeLate 8th - Early 7th century BCE
Medium and MaterialsCeramic: Pottery
Style and IconographyCorinthian
TechniqueThrowing (pottery technique)
Measurements(i) and (ii): 75x33x20mm
Subject and Association KeywordsPersonal beauty
Subject and Association KeywordsSocial life and customs
Named CollectionThe James Logie Memorial Collection, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
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