Agora Object: P 5061
Inventory Number:   P 5061
Section Number:   Β 1345
Title:   Pyxis with Lid
Category:   Pottery
Description:   The lid complete; one horse broken off but repaired; the body intact.
a) Pyxis: Low pseudo-ring foot, convex side-wall, lip flanged inside; flange and lid pierced for tying. Wide band around bottom; between two narrow bands a broad zone; in panels, hatched swastikas with dot rosettes between their arms. Between panels, parallel horizontal zigzags bordered by vertical lines on each side. On bottom: center, many-rayed star; around it, a ring of concentric lozenge-shaped leaves with dot rosettes between their tips; between three bands inside and out. Around edge wide band.
b) Lid: Shallow convex lid with three-horse handle. Around edge: diagonal strokes, three bands, row of linked dots, three bands, diagonal strokes. Horses glazed black; bands on reserved manes and tails, linked dots between bands across reserved chests, St. Andrew's crosses on faces.
Creamy slip; dull black and brown glaze, much peeled.
ΠΕΡΙΓΡΑΦΗ:   Γεωμετρική πυξίδα με κάλυμμα, που φέρει τρία ειδώλια ίππων ως λαβή. Στο σώμα διακρίνεται διακόσμηση από αγκυλωτούς σταυρούς, ρόδακες και γεωμετρικά σχήματα. Στη βάση φέρει φυτική και ακτινωτή διακόσμηση.
Context:   Grave 16.
Handling:   Object should be protected from vibration and impact. It should be placed on a padded surface for display.
Lid: object should not be picked up by the horses which pose as a handle. Object should rest on padded surface for display and not on the pyxis base.
Negatives:   Leica, 5-113, 5-199, 82-79, 82-83, I-35, color slide
PD Number:   Ptg. 49, Ptg. 51
Dimensions:   Diam. (body) 0.215, (lid) 0.198; H. 0.16
Material:   Ceramic
Date:   19 March 1935
Section:   Β
Grid:   Β:32/ΙΒ-ΙΓ
Deposit:   G 12:17
Period:   Geometric
Bibliography:   Travlos (1971), fig. 15.
    Coldstream (1968), pl. 9m-n.
    AJA 44 (1940), p. 474, noted.
    Hesperia Suppl. 2 (1939), no. XVII 17, pp. 80, 84, figs. 54, 56.
    Hesperia 5 (1936), p. 31, fig. 30.
    Agora VIII, no. 252.
References:   Publication: Agora VIII
Publication: Hesperia 5 (1936)
Publication: Hesperia Suppl. 2 (1939)
Publication Page: Agora 8, s. 74, p. 60
Publication Page: Agora 8, s. 130, p. 116
Drawing: DA 10600
Drawing: DA 10602
Images (8)
Deposit: G 12:17
Notebook: Β-8
Notebook Page: Β-8-93 (pp. 1564-1565)
Card: P 5061
Card: P 5061