Inv. n°: MMoCA108

Canoan Polychrome Pyxis

Vessel for cosmetics, featuring a Dionysiac head in relief and three Erotes on the side of the vessel.

h. 22 x ø 18.5 cm

Hellenistic, 3rd century BC



  • Ex Private Belgian collection, acquired between 1920-1940
  • Thence by descent, 1950
  • Acquired by Royal-Athena Galleries at Bonhams Antiquities Sale, London, 1st May 2008, lot 201
  • Acquired at Royal-Athena Galleries, London, 22nd October 2008, BLR208


  • Bonhams London, Antiquities Sale, 2001, lot 201
  • J. M. Eisenberg, Art of the Ancient World, Royal-Athena Galleries, 2009, vol. XX, p. 56, fig. 119
  • J. Boardman, "Greek Art" in M. Merrony (ed.), Mougins Museum of Classical Art, France, 2011, p. 66, fig. 30
  • M. Merrony, Musée d’Art Classique de Mougins, France, 2012, p. 38
  • Egypte Ancienne, May/June/July 2013, no. 8, p. 69


  • Musée d'Art Classique de Mougins (MACM), Mougins, France, from June 2011
  • Être femme à l’époque grecque, Musée de la Vieille Charité, Marseille, France, 17th October 2015 — 23rd May 2015

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