|VILLANOVAN BRONZE CIRCULAR LIDDED PYXIS
With straight sides decorated with six rows of embossed circles. On the lid, embossed circles around a wreath of rays in the centre; three projections with double aperture for suspension.
Ca. 750-650 BC
D. 5 5/8 in. (14.4 cm.)
Ex private Swiss collection, acquired in 1961.
Published: J. Eisenberg, Art of the Ancient World, 2010, no. 107.
For similar decoration on a helmet and breastplate, see: A. Wiese, et al. Etruskische Kunst, catalogue, Antikenmuseum, Basel, 1988, p. 29, nos. E30 and E31. For a pyxis of the same design see: Civiltà degli etruschi, 1985, Florence, p. 55, no. 2.4.10,9.