Cosmetic Box (Pyxix)
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
7th century B.C.E.
Geometric Period, possibly
Fragment a: 1 3/4 x Diam. 4 3/8 in. (4.4 x 11.1 cm)
Fragment b: 1 7/16 x Diam. 4 5/16 in. (3.7 x 10.9 cm) (show scale)
Brooklyn Museum Collection
Cylindrical pyxix without handle. Top fits over bottom to flange at lower edge of bottom. Ware is orange buff with decoration fired to a range of orange-red to brown-black in color. Top is not decorated on interior: exterior-flat top: three concentric decorative bands separated by groups of three fine concentric circles; from center: 3 concentric rows of dots.
Condition: a- Intact. b- re-assembled of three large fragments. Some minor filling in and re-painting. Three large chips from bottom flange. Interior surface partly incrusted, as is exterior which is worn with small areas of light brown incrustation.
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Greek. Cosmetic Box (Pyxix), 7th century B.C.E. Clay, slip, Fragment a: 1 3/4 x Diam. 4 3/8 in. (4.4 x 11.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn Museum Collection, X249.80a-b. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: , CUR.X249.80a_view01.jpg)
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