Very rare Greek bronze pixys of elegant form with a matching decorated lid showing twin stylized bird protomes.
This form of pyxis is called a "sickle" type, since its shape resembles that of a sickle and was most likely used to hold perfumed oils or precious liquids. Perforations just before the protomes of the lid and container were used to fasten the piece together in order to safeguard the contents and allow the pyxis to be suspended via the protruding central element with its double perforations.
Height: 57,6 mm (including lid)
Width: 43,9 mm
Condition: very good condition, smooth green patina, some wear and dents consistent with age and use, earhten deposits. See images for own impression.
Shipping: registered and insured parcel.
A Certificate of Authenticity (pdf-document by AntiqueShopping) is available upon request.
Purchased by the current owner from a Dutch collection.
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- Ancient Greek
- Number of objects
- lidded Pixys, very rare
- Century/ Timeframe
- Geometric Period, 8th century BC
- Good Condition, See Photo