Ointment and box cover

Greek
Hellenistic
300–100 B.C.


Dimensions

.041 H. .048 D.

Accession Number

81.332a-b

Medium or Technique

Lead

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Cylindrical lead box, also known as a pyxis. The lid has a pointed knob. The bottom of the box has been nearly ripped out. Thinner lead than 81.332. Some incrustation. Potentially from Crete (?).

Provenance

By date unknown: purchased by W. J. Stillman (from Crete?); gift of H. P. Kidder to MFA, December 1881

Credit Line

Gift of Henry P. Kidder