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Oval gem with satyr(?) holding bunch of grapes

Intaglio. Motif carved on convex face. Set in modern gold ring. A satyr (?), wearing a large garland indicated by a mass of dots, walks to the right. In his right arm, down at his side, he holds a bunch of grapes, and another in his left hand in front of his upturned face. His head is small for...

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By date unknown: Collection of George, 3rd Duke of Marlborough; 1875: purchased by David Bromilow; by 1899: property of Mrs. Jary (daughter of David Bromilow); by 1899: with Edward Perry Warren; 1899: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 16,502.52 (this figure is the total price for MFA 99.101-99.119)

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Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Hellenistic Period, 2nd century B.C.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Gems