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Box (pyxis)

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Type C pyxis. Fine iridescence of gold, violet, etc.; bright green in general color; perfect condition. Lid missing.

Provenance

Date unknown: according to MFA Register of Glass: purchased by W. J. Stillman in Crete; gift of Henry P. Kidder to MFA, December 1, 1881

Credit Line

Gift of Henry P. Kidder

Greek, Late Classical or Hellenistic Period, 4th–1st century B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Catalogue Raisonné

Ancient Glass (MFA), no. 09.

Dimensions

3.5 x 6.9 cm (1 3/8 x 2 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

81.345

Medium or Technique

Glass, cast or wheel-made

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels