Byzantine Ivory Pyxis

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 26 September 2016
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This pyxis once had a lockable lid and was perhaps used to hold sacramental bread. Its carvings refer to the Biblical tale of Daniel in the lions' den. Byzantine, 5th or early 6th century CE. From modern-day Egypt or Syria. (The British Museum, London).

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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Amin, O. S. M. (2016, September 26). Byzantine Ivory Pyxis. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/5723/byzantine-ivory-pyxis/

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Byzantine Ivory Pyxis." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified September 26, 2016. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/5723/byzantine-ivory-pyxis/.

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Byzantine Ivory Pyxis." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 26 Sep 2016. Web. 18 Jul 2024.

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