Cycladic Cylindrical Pyxis with Lid

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Liana Miate
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published on 23 April 2022

This vessel is decorated with an incised herring-bone pattern.

The pyxis, commonly used in burials of the Early Cycladic I Period, was probably used as a container for jewellery or other small items.

Early Cycladic I Period (3200-2700 BCE). Made from clay. (Hellenic Museum, Melbourne, Victoria).

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Liana Miate
Liana is the Social Media Editor for Ancient History Encyclopedia. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree with a major in ancient Greece, Rome & Late Antiquity. She is particularly passionate about Rome and Greece, and anything to do with mythology or women.

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