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Box (Pyx)

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Description This ivory box is decorated with roundels and drinking figures and bears an inscription in "naskhi."

The painting on the box is worn but not altered. Copper alloy straps and lock on the box are missing but outlines remain in copper corrosion staining. The lid does not fit properly and does not have corresponding indications of past hardware. The lid appears to be a pastiche.

Date Description Narrative
Provenance Baer Collection, Frankfurt, Nuremberg, Germanisches Museum; J. G. Pollack Collection, London [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Henri Daguerre, Paris [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1925, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1925

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12th-13th century (Medieval)
ivory (elephant tusk), with gilding and paint
(Ivory & Bone)
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H with knob: 5 1/2 x Diam: 5 1/8 in. (14 x 13.05 cm)


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