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.
Provenance Reverend Wiliam MacGregor Collection Sale, Sotheby's, London, 1922; Dikran Kelekian, New York and Paris, 1922, by purchase; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1923, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1923
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