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Oval gem with bust of a satyr

Intaglio. Flat front and back with outward front bezel. Head of a satyr facing left. He has two short horns, placed very closely together, emerging from the front of his head. Each horn is indicated by three rounded pellets. He has an abnormally thin, long, pointed ear. Along his neck there are...

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By date unknown: purchased in Cyrene by Richard Norton; purchased by MFA, Special Classical Fund, December 29, 1909

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Special Classical Fund

Roman, Imperial Period, 1st half of 1st century A.D.

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The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Gems