Box (pyxis)

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


Place of Manufacture: probably Crete

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

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

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