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Cosmetic Box (Pyxis) with Lid

Culture Greek
Title Cosmetic Box (Pyxis) with Lid
Date 500–400 BCE
Medium Marble
Dimensions Overall (with lid): 1 7/16 x 4 1/16 in. (3.7 x 10.3 cm)
Credit Line Eskenazi Museum of Art, Indiana University
Accession Number 85.5.1

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About this Work

In ancient Greece, boxes of this type were generally used by women as a place to keep personal items, such as jewelry and cosmetics.

1985, Indiana University Art Museum purchase from Michael Ward, Inc., New York, NY

? 1985, with Michael Ward, Inc., New York, NY [1]


[1] Michael L. Ward (b. 1943) was an antiquities dealer, maintaining a gallery in New York (NY) from 1982 to 2010.

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