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Oval gem with Dionysus, satyr,and panther

Intaglio. Carved on convex side. The back of the stone is hollowed out. Dionysus is seated to the left, holding a thyrsus in his right hand, and pouring from a ewer or pitcher in his left hand. His right leg is bent and left leg extended. He wears a garment around his legs, which wraps around...

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Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, December 1901

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution

Roman, Late Republican Period, mid 1st century B.C.

Accession Number

01.7559

Medium or Technique

Garnet

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Gems