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Ivory pyxis (box with lid)

Period:
Early Imperial
Date:
1st century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Ivory
Dimensions:
H.: 2 in. (5.1 cm) Diam.: 1 9/16 in. (4 cm)
Classifications:
Miscellaneous-Bone, Ivory
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1923
Accession Number:
23.160.61a, b
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 166
The box is decorated with playful cupids, and the lid with a portrait bust of a woman.
Alexander, Christine. 1925. "Jewelry and Miscellaneous Small Antiquities: Recent Accessions." Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 20(7): pp. 182-83, fig. 8.

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