Lot 75

A rare and charming Roman marble pyxis, 1st century B.C. - 1st century A.D.

Works of Art, Antiquities, Asian and Russian Art | A92kua | Live auction | 888 Lots


Round box with lid made of brownish marble. The side wall decorated all around with a very finely cut and composed relief frieze of bacchanalian and pastoral scenes. On the lid an equally finely cut frieze, with a golden handle knob, which is decorated with a stylised blossom. A masterly work of antique miniature art, such as could probably be found in senatorial households! Intact. Height 4 cm. Diameter 4.3 cm.

Provenance: South German private collection.

Condition: II + Questions about the lot?

General Information

The auction starts on Monday, May 16, 2022 at 10 am (CET). Lot no. 1 - 891. The pre-sale view will take place from 9 - 14 May 2022 in our auction rooms at Bretonischer Ring 3 in 85630 Grasbrunn / Munich from 11 am to 5 pm (CET).