Corinth Object: C 1933 457
Collection:   Corinth
Type:   Object
Name:   C 1933 457
Title:   MIDDLE CORINTHIAN PYXIS LID
Category Code:   C
Year:   1933
Object Number:   457
Description:   Pyxis lid with broad horizontal rim rising slightly to central knob; knob consists of a short wide stem, convex top. On underside, a short flange closing in slightly from the vertical set in from rim.
Decoration:   Interior reserved. Exterior: row of dots on exterior of rim; narrow band of dicing on edge of rim. Broad animal frieze, l.-r.: lion to l. with mouth open, tail curled over back, purple mane; sphinx crouching to r., wearing low polos, with purple on brest, belly and stripe on hindquarters; trace of wing (?) at rt. break; incised details; dense filling ornament - incised rosettes and blobs; narrow band of dicing, band of tongues at base of handle. Handle stem reserved, dicing on outer face, whirligig on top around solid circle and ring in center. Careful drawing.
Material:   Fine buff clay.
Munsell Color:   10YR 7/3
Condition:   Complete profile. Seven joining frgts., complete profile; ca. 1/4 lid and rim, complete knob.
Manufacture:   C18
Dimensions Actual:   H00.039 D00.040 (knob
Dimensions Restored:   D00.13 (rim) D00.08-00.085 (flange)
Period:   Middle Corinthian (595/590-570)
Chronology:   Middle Corinthian, 1st half 6th c.
Provenance:   Corinth
Bibliography:   Weinberg 1943, Corinth 7.1, cat. 328
Site:   Corinth
City:   Ancient Corinth
Country:   Greece
References:   Publication: Weinberg, Corinth 7.1, 1943
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