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Greek Bronze Lidded Pyxis - Abstract Birds Lot 12F Part of a live auction event on Thursday, Aug 2

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Seller: artemisgallerylive (37) 100%, Location: Louisville, Colorado, Ships to: Free Local Pickup, Item: 263842011354 LOT 12FSeller's Estimate: USD 2,000 - 3,000 Ancient Greece, Geometric period, ca. 8th century BCE. A lidded pyxis presenting an ever-so-slightly flatted, globular body, a pair of wonderful bird protomes at the rim - the necks adorned by incised striations, and a flared ornament at the lower end. The lid also shows bird protomes and a single vertical post/handle. This form of pyxis is called a "sickle" type, since its shape resembles that of a sickle, most likely used to hold perfumed oils or precious objects. Perforations just before the protomes of the lid and container were used to fasten the piece together in order to safeguard the contents and allow the pyxis to be suspended via the protruding central element with its double perforations. A wonderful example with a surface that presents lustrous, almost reflective areas as well as beautiful verdigris patina. Size: 4.5" H (11.4 cm); 5.125" H (13 cm) on included custom stand. Size: 4" H (10.2 cm); 4.375" H (11.1 cm) on included custom stand. Such pyxides have been found in necropoleis. Based upon the positioning of these pieces in the grave, experts believe that these pieces were suspended from the belts of the deceased. While two pyxides of a similar form were found at Samos, the type is believed to have originated in Macedonia. See a similar example listed with Antiquities.com by Aphrodite Ancient Art for $3,900 - http://www.antiques.com/classified/Antiquities/Ancient-Greek/Antique-GREEK-GEOMETRIC-LIDDED-PYXIS Provenance: private East Coast, USA collection All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids. We ship worldwide and handle all shipping in-house for your convenience. #137177 Condition Report: Missing knob to handle. Tiny nicks to rim of lid. Otherwise excellent with gorgeous green patina. Payment: The buyer is responsible for paying the seller directly after winning the item. Details on accepted payment methods and where to send payment are provided in an invoice from the seller. Shipping: The buyer is responsible for paying all shipping costs and arranging for shipping and delivery with the seller. Additional shipping details from the seller: Auction House will ship, at Buyer's expense For more information see terms and conditions Knowing when to bid: An event can last a few hours. To help figure out when an item will come up for auction, watch the pace of the event and keep in mind that items usually come up in lot order.Antiquities | Egypt, Greece, Italy, Asia offered by Artemis Gallery Thursday, August 02, 2018 | 07:00AM GMT-07:00 Louisville, Colorado, USA

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