Pyxis Showing Scenes from the Story of the Three Youths of Babylon
Byzantine, 6th century. State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, W-7


A larger image of this Pyxis Showing Scenes from the Story of the Three Youths of Babylon, Byzantine. Hermitage Museum W-7


Title: Pyxis Showing Scenes from the Story of the Three Youths of Babylon
Place of creation: Eastern Mediterranean
Date: 6th century
Material: ivory and bronze
Technique: carved and chased
Dimensions: diameter 12,2 cm
Acquisition date: Entered the Hermitage in 1885; formerly in the A.P. Basilewski collection
Inventory Number: W-7
State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, W-7







Pyxis depicting story of three youths in the fiery furnace.
6th c. Elephant ivory, H. 9 cm. (less cover), Dia.12.2 cm.
Ex-coll. Hahn in Hannover; then coll. of A. P. Bazilevskii in Paris; acquired in 1885.
Inv. no. GE [Omega] 7.
Pub.: Isk. Viz., I, no. 186, pp. 126-127.
Source: State Hermitage Museum :: Byzantium. washington.edu

[The three youths in the fiery furnace are probably depicted in Persian costume, see Daniel in the Syriac Bible of Paris, BnF MS. Syriaque 341, Syria or Turkey, 7th Century and the three youths in the fiery furnace, Chludov Psalter, Moscow, Historical Museum MS 129, 9th century]



See also Romano-Byzantine Soldiers on the Sitten Pyxis, Ivory, 6th Century, Museum of Valere, Sitten
Other 6th Century Illustrations of Costume & Soldiers
Byzantine Illustrations of Costume & Soldiers





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