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nikosthenic type pyxis

A lidded vase with a flaring body, standing on a low stemmed foot. A high conical lid topped by a knob covers the vase.

History: The potter Nikosthenes introduced a new type of the pyxis during the late sixth century B.C.

Term: The ancient Greek word pyxis is used to describe a box made of boxwood, which was used by physicians for holding their drugs. This particular pyxis is named in modern times for the potter, Nikosthenes, who introduced the type.

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