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Lot 0029
Height: 3 3/4 inches (9.5 cm.)
Circa 8th Century B.C.
Ex. German private collection, 1994; Ex. Manhattan private collection.

This pyxis is a fine example of the sickle type, named as such because the shape of the bezel resembles a sickle. The body is ornamented with linear incisions. This type of pyxis was most likely used to hold perfumes or smaller precious objects. The lid is curved, wing-type, to fit the handles on the body. Very pretty green shades of patina, mounted on a custom base display stand.

Authenticity guaranteed. A certificate + official Aphrodite Gallery authenticity hang-tag will be issued to the winning bidder. Everything sold by Aphrodite Gallery has been legally acquired, we have been selling antiquities for over 15 years and not one negative feedback from a client! Buy with confidence.

Condition

Intact. Superb, with original lid.

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  • 24%

A Greek Geometric Bronze Lidded Pyxis

Estimate $3,000 - $5,000Sep 24, 2018
1200 5th Avenue, Suite 1F
New York, NY 10029
United States
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