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Box (pyxis)

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Type C pyxis. Projecting rim at top and bottom; fine iridescence; light yellow green in color; cracked in several places. The relatively low, wide proportions and the relatively slight projection of lid and base suggest a late fifth century date.


By date unknown: Benjamin W. Crowninshield Collection (according to MFA Register of Glass: from Athens); gift of Benjamin W. Crowninshield to MFA, November 3, 1881

Credit Line

Gift of Benjamin W. Crowninshield

Greek, Classical Period, late fifth century B.C.


3.1 x 11.7 cm (1 1/4 x 4 5/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Glass, cast or wheel-made


The Ancient World