Fragment of Pyxis Cover

Object Name: 
Fragment of Pyxis Cover

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Object Name: 
Fragment of Pyxis Cover
Accession Number: 
66.1.97
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 1.6 cm, W: 6 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
50 BC-25 AD
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.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Sangiorgi, Sergio, Source
1966
Sangiorgi, Giorgio, Former Collection
Category: 
Pre-Roman and Early Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass (1979) illustrated, p. 205, #561, pls. 29, 42; BIB# 29547