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Ancient Art

Pyxis with Ivy Garlands

1st century A.D.

Mold-blown glass, transparent dark blue

container: 4.5 × 5.1 cm (1 3/4 × 2 in.)
lid as restored: 2.5 × 5.1 cm (1 × 2 in.)
Hobart and Edward Small Moore Memorial Collection, Bequest of Mrs. William H. Moore
1955.6.58
Culture: 
Roman, Eastern Mediterranean
Period: 
Roman
Classification: 
Containers - Glass
Provenance: 

Said to have been found near Tyre, Syria; Khayat 1924; Moore Collection no. 3830.
Described in 1-30-1924 Khayat receipt.

Bibliography: 

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. 60b.

Susan B. Matheson, Ancient Glass in the Yale University Art Gallery (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1980), 47–48, no. 124, ill.

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.