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.
- 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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