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Pyxis (box)

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Clear blue glass with some iridescence. Low vertical walls with tapering base. Molded relief decoration consists of two horizontal ridges, between which appear stylized plants designs with ring-shaped flowers.

Provenance

By date unknown: Charles Bain Hoyt Collection (according to his associate Burdon-Muller, the Hoyt "Greek & Roman glass and lead-glazed vases were all purchased from Kelekian and Kouchakji in New York"; bequest of Charles Bain Hoyt to MFA, May 11, 1950

Credit Line

Bequest of Charles Bain Hoyt

Roman, Early Imperial Period, Late 1st century B.C.–1st century A.D.

Place of Manufacture

Syria

Catalogue Raisonné

Ancient Glass (MFA), no. 29.

Dimensions

Height: 3.5 cm (1 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

50.2277

Medium or Technique

Glass, Mold-blown

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels