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Identification and Creation
Object Number
2012.1.112
Title
Pyxis with Putti in Relief
Classification
Vessels
Work Type
vessel
Date
1st-2nd century CE
Period
Roman Imperial period
Culture
Roman
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/191063
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Bone
Technique
Carved
Dimensions
4.1 x 4 cm (1 5/8 x 1 9/16 in.)
Provenance
[C. Dikran Kelekian, Ancient Arts, New York, 1983] sold; to The Alice Corinne McDaniel Collection, Department of the Classics, Harvard University (1983-2012), transfer; to the Harvard Art Museums, 2012.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Transfer from the Alice Corinne McDaniel Collection, Department of the Classics, Harvard University
Accession Year
2012
Object Number
2012.1.112
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Carved bone cylindrical pyxis (box) and fragmentary lid. The exterior of the pyxis is carved to represent two running erotes or putti with wings. One holds a mask, the other carries a rod.

The interior of the pyxis is smooth. The body is cracked, and much of the lid is lost.
Subjects and Contexts

Roman Domestic Art

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