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Pyxis (Shape, Concept)

Canonical URI: http://kerameikos.org/id/pyxis


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Pyxis (en), pyxide (fr), Pyxis (it), Pyxis (de), Πυξίδα (el)Additional labels
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Pyxides (en)


Pyxides are round, lidded boxes of various shapes and sizes used for cosmetics, powder or jewelry. Some were put in tombs. The term 'skyphoid-pyxis' is used to designate a shape that became a Sicilian specialty with an ovoid body, a lid, and two horizontal handles.
Pyxiden sind runde Schatullen mit Deckel in unterschiedlichen Größen und Formen. Sie wurden zur Aufbewahrung von Kosmetik, Puder oder Schmuck verwendet. Manche wurden in Gräbern gelegt.
Οι πυξίδες είναι κυλινδρικά αγγεία με κάλλυμα, που χρησιμοποιούνταν για τη φυλαξή ειδών καλλωπισμού, πούδρας ή κοσμημάτων. Ορισμένες τοποθετούνταν στους τάφους ως κτερίσματα. Ο όρος "σκυφοειδής πυξίδα" προσδιορίζει ένα σχήμα που αποτελούσε ειδικό προϊόν του σικελικού εργαστηρίου, με ωοειδές σώμα, κάλυμμα και δύο οριζόντιες λαβές.

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