Lidded black-figure pyxis (container of cosmetics or jewelry)
Black-figure cylindrical pyxis with a lid; an excellent piece of work of an Attic pottery workshop of the Archaic period. On it is depicted a scene of a victorious parade after a chariot race. The owner of the quadriga (four-horse chariot) leads the parade. He marches towards the right wearing a long chiton (light robe, usually made of linen) and an himation (mantle) and holding a branch with leaves on it. According to the inscription on the vessel his name is Stesagoras. A naked young man follows him while gesturing and looking back towards a young slave (?) who wears a short chiton and pulls the chariot. A folded piece of cloth can be seen on the chariot. Four more naked men follow each leading a horse. A series of concentric lines are painted around the handle of the lid, as well as a band with schematized calices. The painted style and the iconography suggest proximity of the painter to the famous vase-painter Exekias.