Round inkwell (pyxis) with lid
about A.D. 50–250
Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 475.
Height: 4.3 cm (1 11/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
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.
By date unknown: Richard R. Wagner Collection (acquired in Istanbul); gift of Richard R. Wagner to MFA, September 22, 1965
Gift of Richard R. Wagner