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Type C pyxis



A pyxis characterized by its low concave walls which have a wider flaring lip and base. It rests on a low, slightly recessed foot, and is covered with a dome-shaped lid. This type of pyxis enjoys its greatest popularity from the late fifth century to the fourth century.

Term: The ancient Greek word pyxis is used to describe a box made of boxwood, which was used by physicians for holding their drugs.





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