Near Eastern White Marble Pyxis

 

14418. Near Eastern White Marble Pyxis

Late Uruk - Jamdat Nasr, Ca 3000 BC

Conical domed shape with tight fitted lid with knob finial. Of simplistic design and fine craftsmanship with two channels on wither side of midsection.

Size. 3-3/4 in Diam x 2-1/4 in H. Age wear, abrasions and repaired form two large halves. Small pixides were used either as reliquaries or to house sacred votive offerings.

Ex Prominent NY collector DK. acq 2000s.

$850

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