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Bone pyxis with lid

Period:
Early Imperial, Julio-Claudian
Date:
1st half of 1st century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Bone
Dimensions:
H. with lid 3 1/4 in. (8.3 cm) H. of box 1 3/4 in. (4.4 cm) diameter of box 1 3/4 in. (4.4 cm) H. of lid 1 1/2 in. (3.8 cm) diameter of lid 2 in. (5.1 cm)
Classifications:
Miscellaneous-Bone, Ivory
Credit Line:
Purchase, The Concordia Foundation Gift, 2000
Accession Number:
2000.5a, b
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 166
This finely carved bone pyxis probably formed part of a lady's cosmetic or trinket set. It may have been found in Rome, together with the rock crystal and silver spoon, 2000.1.
Christie's, New York. 1999. Antiquities. December 9, 1999. lot 411, p. 105.

Lightfoot, Christopher S. and Dr. Seán Hemingway. 2000. "Recent Acquisitions, A Selection: 1999-2000." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, 58(2): p. 14.

Metropolitan Museum of Art. 2000. "One Hundred Thirtieth Annual Report of the Trustees for the Fiscal Year July 1, 1999 through June 30, 2000." Annual Report of the Trustees of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 130: p. 18.

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