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Pyxis

Unknown1st century

The J. Paul Getty Museum

The J. Paul Getty Museum

This mold-blown pyxis is made of amber-colored glass. Its cylindrical body is adorned with palmette decorations. The flat base is impressed with concentric circles. This pyxis is severely weathered and was reassembled with large fills. The surface presents patchy iridescence and chalky accretions.

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Details

  • Title: Pyxis
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date: 1st century
  • Location Created: Eastern Mediterranean
  • Physical Dimensions: 5.2 cm (2 1/16 in.)
  • External Link: Find out more about this object on the Museum website.
  • Medium: Glass
  • Source Credit Line: The J. Paul Getty Museum, Villa Collection, Malibu, California
  • Object Type: Pyxis
  • Object Status: Permanent Collection
  • Number: 2003.315
  • Display Location: Currently on view at: Getty Villa, Gallery 214
  • Department: Antiquities
  • Culture: Roman
  • Classification: Vessels

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