Pyxis with Lid

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Object Name: 
Pyxis with Lid
Accession Number: 
55.1.70
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 5.9 cm, Diam (max): 5.4 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
1-99
Primary Description: 
Deep yellowish brown, transparent; mold-blown: (a) blown in mold with three vertical sections and disk-shaped base section; (b) blown conical mold. Box with lid. (a) Box: cylindrical. Rim vertical, with cracked-off lip; wall vertical, with hollow cordons at junctions with rim and base; base plain, slightly (unintentionally) pushed in near center; no pontil mark. Mold-blown decoration in relief on wall and base. On wall, between cordons, continuous band of ornament divided into three equal parts by vertical bars, two of which are knobbed at top and bottom; each part contains garland attached to bars with ribbons (clockwise): (1) on right, spray with trefoil (ivy) leaves and on left spray with multi-foil (grape), (2) on right and left, sprays of grape leaves, and (3) also on right and left, sprays of grape leaves. Vertical mold seams, partly concealed by bars, = run from rim to bottom of wall, but not over lower cordon. On base, countersunk boss at center, surrounded by four concentric raised circles, with two additional concentric raised circles near edge. (b) Lid: conical. At center, slight bulbous protrusion; side shallow, sloping, with hollow cordon at edge; rim vertical, with cracked-off lip. Continuous band of decoration on sloping side: downturned tongues with raised outlines, which are prominent at edge but faint at center.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Smith, Ray Winfield, Source
1955-09-09
Category: 
Technique: 
Material: 
A Touch of Glass
Venue(s)
Explorers Hall, National Geographic Society 1995-02-15 through 1995-09-15
Glass of the Caesars
Venue(s)
British Museum 1987-11-18 through 1988-03-06
Romisch-Germanisches Museum 1988-04-15 through 1988-10-18
Musei Capitolini 1988-11-03 through 1989-01-31
Corning Museum of Glass
 
The Book and the Spade
Venue(s)
University of Wisconsin-Madison 1975 through 1975
Glass from the Ancient World
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 1957-06-04 through 1957-09-15
 
Verres Antiques de la Collection R.W. Smith
Venue(s)
Musee de Mariemont 1954 through 1954
Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass, Volume Two (2001) illustrated, pp. 33-34, pl. 502; BIB# 58895
Glas der Caesaren (1988) p. 159, #81; BIB# 32452
Vetri dei Cesari (1988) illustrated, p. 159, #81; BIB# 33467
Glass of the Caesars (1987) illustrated, p. 159, #81; BIB# 31831
Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass (postcards) (1987) illustrated, #13; BIB# 34348
The Book and the Spade : v. 3: Final Report (1975) illustrated, p. 26; BIB# 19420
Glass from the Ancient World: The Ray Winfield Smith Collection (1957) illustrated, pp. 66-67, #92; BIB# 27315