Box (pyxis)

Greek
Classical Period
late fifth century B.C.


Dimensions

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

Accession Number

81.190

Medium or Technique

Glass, cast or wheel-made

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

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.

Provenance

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