Corinthian Black-Figure Pyxis


Liana Miate
published on 10 May 2022

This black-figure pyxis is decorated with ibexes and felines. This type of vessel was used as a container for cosmetics or jewellery.

The decorative subjects, the elongation of the body of the animals and the schematisation of the filling motifs are all distinctive characteristics of the Corinthian pottery production in the first quarter of the 6th century BCE. Found in a Corinthian workshop. Middle Corinthian Period (590-565 BCE). (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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