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Cylindrical ivory pyxis - MS.023
Dimensions: 4" (10.2cm) high x 4" (10.2cm) wide x 4" (10.2cm) depth
Medium: Ivory


Location: Great Britain
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Description
Cylindrical pyxis made of ivory and decorated by medieval-inspired figurative scenes of painted armed knights in procession, underneath decorated by the crest of the city of Ghent. Inside the lid, conversation scene between the holy figure of a bearded man being tempted by the graces of a beautifully clad damsel (temptations of Saint Anthony?) Flat lid attached to the main body by hinges of gilded copper alloy. Possibly of Sicilian manufacture. - (MS.023)

 

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