During the Geometric Period in ancient greek art (900BC to 700BC), geometric motifs were used in greek pottery painting. The center for geometric pottery was Athens and spread through trade. Vases in this period have several horizontal bands about the circumference covering the vase.
Between these lines humans and animals were also present. Geometric shapes were used in previous cultures but what distinguishes the Greek geometric art is the method of their arrangement in the surface of the vessel
A pyxis is a shape of vessel from the classical world, usually a round box with a separate lid. Originally mostly used by women to hold cosmetics, trinkets or jewellery, surviving pyxides are mostly Greek pottery, but especially in later periods may be in wood, metal, ivory, or other materials.