Corinth Object: C 1931 3
Collection:   Corinth
Type:   Object
Name:   C 1931 3
Title:   EARLY CORINTHIAN PYXIS-KOTYLE LID
Category Code:   C
Year:   1931
Object Number:   3
Old Number:   C-1931-004
Description:   Kotyle-pyxis lid with sloping convex body, beveled rim with fine lip.
Decoration:   Exterior: fine rays around top at base of handle; triple dicing set off by broad black band on either side; band of dot rosettes alternating with three vertical zigzags; two fine lines set off animal frieze: l. to r., head and chest of panther to r., head frontal; stag grazing to l.; lion to r., with mouth open, tail curling erect; sickly wing, tail of sphinx (?) at r. Break. Filling ornament of incised rosettes, and solid dots. Below frieze, triple dicing between heavy lines; dots on outer edge of rim. Interior plain. Decoration in black glaze, with added purple on body parts. By the Royal Library Painter (DAA).
Material:   Fine hard-fired clay with scattered large inclusions, fired pinkish buff to yellow at surface.
Munsell Color:   10YR 8/4
Condition:   Fragment. Seven joining frgts., giving profile from base of handle to rim, ca. one-fourth circumference.
Dimensions Actual:   T00.005-00.009
Dimensions Preserved:   H00.048
Dimensions Restored:   D00.240 (rim)
Period:   Early Corinthian (620/615-595/590)
Provenance:   Corinth
Bibliography:   Corinth 7.1 cat. 190; Jahbuch Romisch-Germanischen Zentral Museums Mainz, 6 (1959) p. 104, no. 2
Site:   Corinth
City:   Ancient Corinth
Country:   Greece
References:   Publication: Weinberg, Corinth 7.1, 1943
Image: bw 2844
Notebook Page: NB 116, spread 35 (pp. 59 - 60)