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Ancient Art

Pyxis with Palmettes (missing lid)

1st century A.D.

Mold-blown glass, dark blue

5.4 × 5.73 cm (2 1/8 × 2 1/4 in.)
Hobart and Edward Small Moore Memorial Collection, Bequest of Mrs. William H. Moore
Roman, Eastern Mediterranean, Syrian or Sidonian
Containers - Glass

Said to have been found near Homs, Syria; Khayat, 1914.
Described in 12-3-1914 Khayat receipt.


Gustavus A. Eisen, Glass: Its Origin, History, Chronology, Technic and Classification to the Sixteenth Century, 2 vols. (New York: William Edwin Rudge, 1927), vol. 1, p. 273, pl. 60a.

Susan B. Matheson, Ancient Glass in the Yale University Art Gallery (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1980), 48, no. 125, ill.

Christie’s London, London, Ancient Glass from the Shlomo Moussaieff Collection, sale cat. (July 6, 2016), 44–45, ill.

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