Round box with lid (pyxis)

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


Dimensions

Overall (incl. cover): 5.8 x 5.4 cm (2 5/16 x 2 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

99.455a-b

Medium or Technique

Glass, cast

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Blue and white glass irregularly combined. Surface worn, cover slightly broken and repaired; a small piece missing from rim.

Provenance

By 1899, with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Naples. 1899); 1899: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 32,500.00 (this is the total price for MFA 99.338-99.542)

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund