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.
Picón, Carlos A., Joan R. Mertens, Elizabeth J. Milleker, Christopher S. Lightfoot, and Seán Hemingway. 2000. "Recent Acquisitions: A Selection 1999–2000." Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 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.