Ancient Art

Bone Pyxis Fragment

ca. 323 B.C.–A.D. 256

Bone

4.6 × 3.6 cm (1 13/16 × 1 7/16 in.)
other (base diam.): 4 cm(1 9/16 in.)
Yale-French Excavations at Dura-Europos
1938.846
Geography: 
Excavated in Dura-Europos, Syria
Culture: 
Syrian, Dura-Europos
Period: 
Greco-Roman or Parthian
Classification: 
Containers - Other
Provenance: 

Excavated by the Yale-French Excavations at Dura-Europos (block H1 9), present-day Syria, 1928–37; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

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