Container (pyxis) with lid
Late Republican or Imperial Period
Late 1st century B.C.–early 1st century A.D.
Ancient Glass (MFA), no. 17.
6.4 cm (2 1/2 in.)
Medium or Technique
Glass, cast (gold-band)
Not On View
Colors in undulating streaks of green, gold, blue, purple and white. Broken and repaired; small pieces missing from bottom and rim of vessel as well as from rim of lid. Italy or Eastern Mediterranean.
By 1897: H. Hoffmann Collection; 1899: at Hôtel Drouot, Paris, auction of the H. Hoffmann Collection, May 13-14, lot 439 (said to have been found in Magna Graecia); 1899: with Edward Perry Warren; 1899: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 32,500.00 (this is the total price for MFA 99.338-99.542)
Henry Lillie Pierce Fund