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Oval gem with satyr pouring wine into a krater

Red orange carnelian. Intaglio. Slightly convex front, flat back with inward back bezel. Bearded satyr stands in profile to right, bent forward over a wine skin. His right leg is lifted as if he is stepping forward to pour wine into the krater on a stand in front of him. He wears a short...

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Provenance

By date unknown: Alexander Cochrane Collection; gift of Alexander Cochrane to MFA, August 1, 1918

Credit Line

Gift of Alexander Cochrane

Roman, Republican or Imperial Period, 1st century B.C.–1st century A.D.

Accession Number

18.361

Medium or Technique

Carnelian

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Gems