Ceramic cylindrical container (pyxis) and lid
The decoration is in geometrical shapes and the horses are abstract. These vessels were mostly found in graves of women and served as containers of jewellery or perhaps food.
Greek, Late Geometrical – early archaic period, 760 – 740 BC
Location of discovery unknown
Source: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
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