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Pyxis with Geometric and Plant Motifs

1st century A.D.

Mold-blown glass, opaque white

8 × 6.2 cm (3 1/8 × 2 7/16 in.)
Height of container, mouth diam: 6.2 × 5.2 cm (2 7/16 × 2 1/16 in.)
Hobart and Edward Small Moore Memorial Collection, Bequest of Mrs. William H. Moore
On view
Roman, Eastern Mediterranean, possibly Syrian
Containers - Glass

Said to have been found at Mount Carmel, Syria; Khayat, 1912.
Described in 1-24-1925 Khayat receipt. Comes from collection of Hakey Bey, director of antiquities at Constantinople.


Susan B. Matheson, Ancient Glass in the Yale University Art Gallery (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1980), 46–47, no. 121, ill.

Susan B. Matheson and Diana E.E. Kleiner, I Claudia Women in Ancient Rome, exh. cat. (New Haven: Yale University Art Gallery, 1996), 164–165, no. 119, ill.

Richard A. Grossmann, Ancient Glass: A Guide to the Yale Collection (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2002), 14, fig. 13.

Axel von Saldern, Antikes Glas (Munich: Verlag C. H. Beck, 2004), 260, note 42.

E Marianne Stern, Roman Mold-Blown Glass (Toledo: Toledo Museum of Art, 1995), 148.

Christie’s London, London, Ancient Glass from the Shlomo Moussaieff Collection, sale cat. (July 6, 2016), 19–20, ill.

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