Pyxide

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Object Name: 
Pyxide
Accession Number: 
55.1.71 A
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 4.3 cm, Diam: 4.2 cm, Th: 0.5 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
25 BC-99 AD
Primary Description: 
Translucent amethyst and yellow-green matrices with central opaque red, a concentric circle of contrasting dots surrounds this center, heavy dark weathering crust is chipped away to reveal highly iridescent surface; millefiori or mosaic glass technique and lathe-cut. Short cylindrical shape with upper section cut back to fit simple cylindrical cover with a lathe-cut circle decorating the top, cover cast separately and lathe-cut on interior.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Mutiaux, Eugene, Former Collection
Smith, Ray Winfield, Source
1955-09-09
Category: 
The Fragrant Past: Perfumes of Cleopatra and Julius Caesar
Venue(s)
Emory University Museum of Art and Archaeology 1989-04-05 through 1989-06-25
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
Antikes Glas aus der Sammlung Ray Winfield Smith: Kurpfalzischen Museum Heidelberg
Venue(s)
Kurpfalzischen Museum 1952-11 through 1953
 
The Fragrant Past (1989) #9; BIB# 24733
Pre-Roman and Early Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass (1979) illustrated, pp. 191-192, #517, pl. 41; BIB# 29547