Fragment of Pyxis Cover

Object Name: 
Fragment of Pyxis Cover

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Object Name: 
Fragment of Pyxis Cover
Accession Number: 
Overall H: 1.6 cm, W: 6 cm
Not on Display
50 BCE-25 CE
Primary Description: 
Translucent deep blue, emerald and yellow-green, amethyst glass bands with opaque white band and colorless bands casing gold foil, patches of silver iridescence on both sides; mosaic or gold band glass technique, lathe-cut. Fragment preserves side and top of lid with undulating banded pattern, major preserved colors are blue and green, the lip of the cover is beveled and ground smooth.
Sangiorgi, Sergio (Italian), Source
Sangiorgi, Giorgio (Italian, 1886-1965), Former Collection
Gold-Band Glass: From Hellenistic to Roman Luxury Glass Production (2019) illustrated, p. 177, pl. XII (R97);
Pre-Roman and Early Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass (1979) illustrated, p. 205, #561, pls. 29, 42; BIB# 29547