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Lid of Cosmetic Box in the Form of a Papyrus Capital
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Lid of Cosmetic Box in the Form of a Papyrus Capital


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Description A lid for a pyxis, or box, is decorated with two smooth lotus petals that end in tight spirals, like those on as Ionic column, and a central papyrus plant. The lower half of the pyxis (missing) would have contained compartments for cosmetics. To open, the lid turned on a swivel pin of wood or ivory.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
8/21/1998Examinationsurvey
Provenance Reverend Wiliam MacGregor Collection Sale, Sotheby's, London, 1922; Dikran Kelekian, New York and Paris, by purchase; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1923, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1923

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Period
330-304 BC (Greco-Roman)
Medium
Egyptian faience
(Ceramics)
Accession Number
48.476
Measurements
3 3/8 x 4 x 9/16 in. (8.5 x 10.2 x 1.5 cm)
Geography
  • Egypt (Place of Discovery)

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