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Alexandrian Roman Glass Lidded Pyxis

A remarkable early Alexandrian Roman amazonite lidded pyxis. Intact, with some staining. Flawless execution.

Intact, with some staining.

Augustan or Julio­Claudian, late 1st Century BC to early 1st Century AD

Height: 3 cm. (1 3/16 in.)

Width: 8.2 cm. (3 1/4 in.)


ex: private European collection, 2000

Exhibited: Antiquarium Ltd. with Salon 94; Frieze Masters, London (5-8 October 2017) (2017) Published: Antiquarium Ltd.; Ancient Treasures X. (New York, 2012) p. 30

Comparandum: Christie’s; Ancient Glass Formerly the Kofler-Truniger Collection (London, 03.05-06.1985) lots.162-164 (in ribbon glass)

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