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A HELLENISTIC GREEN GLASS PYXIS
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A HELLENISTIC GREEN GLASS PYXIS

CIRCA 2ND CENTURY B.C., PROBABLY FROM CRETE

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A HELLENISTIC GREEN GLASS PYXIS
CIRCA 2ND CENTURY B.C., PROBABLY FROM CRETE
The cylindrical walls of vessel flaring out to the flanged base, the domed lid with wheel-cut groove around horizontal rim, and a wheel-cut circle at centre, repaired
3½ in. (8.9 cm.) diam.
Provenance
Formerly in the collection of Henry Wallis (1830-1916).
In later life the Pre-Raphaelite artist, Wallis, became a noted scholar and collector of antiquities; his publications included works in Egyptian, Classical, Medieval and Islamic art. Wallis travelled widely in the Mediterranean and Egypt, where he met the archaeologist Sir W. M. Flinders Petrie.
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Lot Essay

Cf. E. M. Stern & B. Schlick-Nolte, Frühes Glas der alten Welt, Sammlung Ernesto Wolf, Stuttgart, 1994, pp. 282-283, no. 78; and S. M. Goldstein, Pre-Roman and Early Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass, New York, 1979, pp. 133-134, no. 276 for similar.

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