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Pyxis


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Description This pyxis, or cylindrical box, is an exquisite example of Roman luxury glassware, used to hold cosmetics or precious jewelry. Cylindrical in shape with a knob on the cover; stratified: green, white, yellow, blue.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
2/08/1982Treatmentsurface cleaned
4/14/1982Treatmentcleaned
Exhibitions
  • 3000 Years of Glass: Treasures from The Walters Art Gallery. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1982.
Provenance Dikran Kelekian, New York and Paris, [date and mode of acquisition unknown] [said to be found near Jerusalem]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1924, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1924

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Period
late 1st century BC (Augustan)
Medium
glass, gold leaf
(Glasswares)
Accession Number
47.76
Measurements
Overall H: 1 7/8 × 1 5/8 in. (4.8 × 4.2 cm); H of box: 1 5/16 × 1 9/16 in. (3.4 × 4 cm); H of lid: 1 1/8 × 1 5/8 in. (2.8 × 4.1 cm)
Geography
  • Israel, Jerusalem (Place of Discovery)

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