Ivory Pyx (Box)

Diameter: 12.7 cm (5 in.); Overall: 8.5 cm (3 3/8 in.)
Location: 105 Byzantine
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Elaborately carved from a section of an elephant’s tusk, this ivory pyx (Greek for "box") depicts a number of New Testament scenes, namely the Annunciation, Christ’s entry into Jerusalem, Christ raising Lazarus, and Christ healing the blind man. It also depicts a Christian altar with chalices, possibly indicating the box’s use in a liturgical context.
Ivory Pyx (Box)

Ivory Pyx (Box)



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