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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 26 September 2016
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Byzantine Ivory Pyxis

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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About the Author

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. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/5723/

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Amin, Osama S. M. "Byzantine Ivory Pyxis." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified September 26, 2016. https://www.ancient.eu/image/5723/.

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Amin, Osama S. M. "Byzantine Ivory Pyxis." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 26 Sep 2016. Web. 08 Apr 2020.

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