Pxyis card

Courtesy of National Museums Liverpool, World Museum

Pxyis

1977.114.6

Currently not on display

Information

Corinthian lidded box, known as a pyxis with a round wide base and short round body. It has two vertical side handles staring from shoulder and rising above the mouth and lid. The lid has decoration of dark and ligher brown concentric bands on yellow clay ground. There are different bands of decoration on the body: in between the handles a band of vertical lines, below it a band of two rows of small almost doke lines. The main band on the body has interlinked stylised red and black lotus shaped and floral motifs. Unerneath the main band there are is thick red-brown bands. The underneath of the base has decoration of filled red brown concentrics. There is red wax stamp on the base and the interior of the lid.