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date: 24 June 2024

Caskets and Boxes 

The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium
Marlia M. MangoMarlia M. Mango, Anthony CutlerAnthony Cutler, Laskarina BourasLaskarina Bouras

(θη̑ηκαι, κιβωτίδια) in late antiquity were normally made of wood; metals and ivory were used for Pyxides and more pretentious specimens in a variety of shapes—oblong, cubical, or spherical, with flat, domed, or pyramidal lids. One of the two large silver caskets in the ... ...

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