CLPY122701 CLASSICAL RED FIGURED PYXIS WITH KASTOR AND POLYDEYKES AND THE MYTH OF THE AFFAEREIDES
The classical period was between 600BC. and 400bBC.In the classical period greek pottery had design with the most famous stories of the Greek Mythology.
Greek pottery in the classical period is divided in three categories: black figured greek pottery, red figured greek pottery and white background greek pottery.
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.