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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