Round inkwell (pyxis) with lid

Roman
Imperial Period
about A.D. 50–250


Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 475.

Dimensions

Height: 4.3 cm (1 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

65.1186

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

On the body is a molded band in the middle and another above the curved base. There is a fillet and, above, an inset area or band at the lip. On the bottom are three sets of molded, concentric circles. Crusty green and dark brown patina.

Provenance

By date unknown: Richard R. Wagner Collection (acquired in Istanbul); gift of Richard R. Wagner to MFA, September 22, 1965

Credit Line

Gift of Richard R. Wagner