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Intaglio with silen and goat

Sard oval intaglio. Silen and goat both kneeling. The silen has a goat's tail. From Salonica.


By date unknown: Count Michel Tyszkiewicz Collection; 1898: auction of the M. Tyszkiewicz Collection, Hotel des Commissaires-Priseurs, 9 rue Drouot, Paris, June 8-10, lot 291 (said to have been found at Salonica); by date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; April 5, 1926: loaned to MFA by Edward Perry Warren (as 92.26); November 17, 1927: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 161,000.00 (this figure is the total price for MFA 27.647-27.761)

Credit Line

Francis Bartlett Donation of 1912

Greek, Late Classical to Early Hellenistic Period, 4th century B.C. ? or about 150–130 B.C. based on coin of Macedonia

Catalogue Raisonné

Lewes House Gems, no. 092 (1920; 2002).

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Gems