Pyxis (Cosmetic Box)

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Jan van der Crabben
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published on 30 October 2014
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A middle Corinthian Pyxis (cosmetic box) that shows friezes of lions, sirens, sphinxes and birds. At the rim there are female heads protruding. Circa 600-575 BCE, attributed to the Honolulu Painter.

British Museum, London, GR 1873.10-12.1

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Jan van der Crabben
Jan is the Founder and CEO of Ancient History Encyclopedia, leading the non-profit company to best fulfil its mission to engage people with cultural heritage and to improve history education worldwide. He holds an MA War Studies from King's College.

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Crabben, J. V. D. (2014, October 30). Pyxis (Cosmetic Box). Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/3205/

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