Black-gloss lidded-pyxis with wave and vine motifs in added paint - ROM2018_16897_54

ROM2018_16897_54

Black-gloss lidded-pyxis with wave and vine motifs in added paint

Medium:Wheel-thrown earthenware, slip-painted with added paint
Geography: Made in Sicily; findspot unknown
Date: about 300 BC
Period: Hellenistic period
Dimensions:
6.35 x 5.8 cm
Object number: 930.106.1.A
On view
Gallery Location:Gallery of Greece
DescriptionThis lidded-pyxis (box) is decorated in added red yellow and white paint over the black-slip background. A vine-scroll with four leaves, tendrils and a bunch of grapes runs around the body of the pyxis. Around the domed lid (930.106.1.B) are dots and a spiral-wave pattern. The lid would once have had a disc-shaped knob which is now missing.
Collection:
Roman World
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