2 Pyxides

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Object Name: 
2 Pyxides
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Not on Display
25 BCE-99 CE
Primary Description: 
A) Translucent amethyst and yellow-green matrices with central opaque red, a concentric circle of contrasting dots surrounds this center, heavy dark weathering crust is chipped away to reveal highly iridescent surface; millefiori or mosaic glass technique and lathe-cut. Short cylindrical shape with upper section cut back to fit simple cylindrical cover with a lathe-cut circle decorating the top, cover cast separately and lathe-cut on interior. B) Translucent amethyst matrix with irregular chips of opaque white glass, weathering product on exterior has fallen away to reveal highly iridescent surface. Technique as above; a groove and slight flair elaborate the body just below the lip ridges.
Mutiaux, Eugene, Former Collection
The Fragrant Past: Perfumes of Cleopatra and Julius Caesar
Emory University Museum of Art and Archaeology 1989-04-05 through 1989-06-25
Glass from the Ancient World
Corning Museum of Glass 1957-06-04 through 1957-09-15
Verres Antiques de la Collection R.W. Smith
Musee de Mariemont 1954 through 1954
Antikes Glas aus der Sammlung Ray Winfield Smith: Kurpfalzischen Museum Heidelberg
Kurpfalzischen Museum 1952-11 through 1953
The Fragrant Past (1989) #9; BIB# 24733
Pre-Roman and Early Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass (1979) illustrated, pp. 191-192, #517-518, pl. 41 (A, B); BIB# 29547