Pyxis with Lid

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Object Name: 
Pyxis with Lid
Accession Number: 
55.1.68
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 8 cm; Rim Diam: 5.3 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
1-99
Primary Description: 
Translucent dark blue glass; mold-blown, body in three-piece mold, rims ground. (a) Cylindrical pyxis; rim ground; vertical side with cordon at top and bottom; flat base; decoration on side with zone of alternate upright and inverted palmettes, on base, five concentric circles around miniscule central boss. (b) Conical lid with cordon at junction of sloping side and rim; decorated with concentric zone of gadroons surrounded by continuous frieze of alternate upright and inverted palmettes.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Smith, Ray Winfield, Source
1955-09-09
Category: 
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, p. 32, pl. 500; BIB# 58895
Glass from the Ancient World: The Ray Winfield Smith Collection (1957) illustrated, pp. 66-67, #91; BIB# 27315