Ancient Art

Pyxis with Palmettes (missing lid)

1st century A.D.

Mold-blown glass, dark blue

5.4 x 5.73 cm (2 1/8 x 2 1/4 in.)
Hobart and Edward Small Moore Memorial Collection, Bequest of Mrs. William H. Moore
1955.6.57
Culture: 
Roman, Eastern Mediterranean, Syrian or Sidonian
Period: 
Roman (1st century A.D.)
Classification: 
Containers - Glass
Status: 
Not on view
Provenance: 

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

Bibliography: 

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

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