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LOT 0925

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GBP (£) 800 - 1,000
EUR (€) 890 - 1,110
USD ($) 1,050 - 1,310

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£720 (EUR 798; USD 942) (+bp*)

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Roman Glass Pyxis with Lid

1st-2nd century AD

An iridescent blue glass lidded pyxis with drum-shaped body, three applied lug feet below, a circumferential band of applied eye motifs to the body, an applied female mask to the upper edge, possibly Venus; narrow opening to the top; a conical lid with wide rim and discoid handle. 62 grams, 72mm high (2 3/4"). Fine condition.

Provenance
Property of a London gentleman; formerly with the Mahboubian Gallery, London, UK; acquired prior to 1972.