29 May

Ivory carved Pyxis of al-Mughira, 968 AD, Madinat al-Zahra, Spain.

The use of this type of object is uncertain. They could have been used as jewel/precious stones/makeup/perfumes boxes. The recipient of this pyxis was the prince al-Mughira, son of the caliph Abd al-Rahman III. - louvre.fr