Boeotian Black-Figured Pyxis

Culture: Greek/Boeotian
Period: around 400 B.C.
Material: Terracotta
Dimensions: 10.4 cm high; 16 cm in diameter
Price: 800 Euro
Ref: 2325
Provenance: Private collection Claus-Eberhard Schultze, Berlin, Germany, acquired in the 1980s.
Condition: On one side a few fragments are reattached, but complete.
Description: Black painted vessel with a finely curved, concave corpus. The flat rim with encircling zigzag decoration, the bottom of the rim is black. On the corpus three encircling black bands, between them painted floral ornaments. On the upper row palmettes, on the lower one ivy leaves. The pyxis stands on a profiled ring foot, the inside of the vessel is painted black. Beneath the rim two holes for suspension. For reference of the type please see: The Ure Museum of Greek Archeology, Reading, UK, Accession Number 48.4.1.