Home / Animals / Pyxis with Bird-Shaped Lid
Bactrian Stone Pyxis made of Serpentine / Steatite with Bird-Shaped Lid.
Bactrian, Western Asian
2nd century B.C., 3rd century B.C.
Diam : 4.7 cm
Good condition. Traces of red paint.
This seal, modeled in the shape of a stylized pig was carved from a cream-colored limestone.
A circular vessel with a rounded profile, an inwardly rolled edge and a small disk-shaped, low foot. The medallion, with its brown background, is decorated in the “champlevé” technique. The animal represented in the tondo is a hare.
A semi-spherical bowl, very regular in shape and without a base, which was core-formed and decorated with lathe-cut grooves, just below the lip and around the base.
As soon as humans were able to think, they consistently […]
English Translation Soon Les œuvres qui nous sont parvenues de […]
Glass, a luxury and exquisite material, whose technical virtuosity reached […]
©Designed by Webgenève - Création de site internet
M’abonner à Young Collectors:
Rue Etienne Dumont, 9 1204 Geneva
Tel. +4122 301 9378