The pyxis relates to the 'Koine Class', and the figures recall those of the Painter of Athens 1585 although there are various anomalies which would make a definite attribution difficult, cf. S. Roberts, The Attic Pyxis, Chicago, 1978, pp. 108-112, pl. 69. The iconography is one that is typically found in the late 5th Century B.C. on vases associated with women, showing women with attendants accompanied by Erotes, holding caskets of clothes, jewellery, and toilet articles, often proffering necklaces. For essays on the various themes and related iconography, cf. E. D. Reeder, Pandora: Women in Classical Greece, Baltimore, 1995, pp. 91-100 and 195-238.