The characteristic of the pottery produced by Cycladic artists was the shape with globular body. Some of them had narrow neck (like codes 1005- 1009), others had tall neck and feet (like code 1010).
The spherical pyxis was also a common form of carved vase in the Cyclades. Most spherical pyxides have bottoms (like code 1011), although a few sit on a tall foot. For the most part, however, variation among spherical pyxides was confined to the form of the lugs and the lid and the surface decoration
Cycladic pottery of this period was decorated with geometric designs incised into the surface of the vessel and often filled with a white chalky substance that contrasts with the darker surface of the pottery. Spirals, chevrons and vertical and horizontal lines were typical patterns, perhaps deriving from basketry.
The vases were burnished before firing giving it a shiny, compacted surface and making it less porous. It would have been used to hold liquids such as oil; the large, incised, tubular lugs on its shoulder were probably used to hang the bottle.
Period 3000 – 2200 B.C.