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Rectangular gem with dancing satyr

Dark purple glass. Intaglio. Rectangular with bezeled sides, broken at top and bottom; bubbles and holes throughout surface. The satyr moves to the left. His head is thrown back sharply, in a manner that over-extends the neck and thrusts the chin upwards. His right leg is bent back and very...

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By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (Warren's records do not show any provenance); 1898: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 69,618.13 (this figure is the total price for MFA 98.641-98.940).

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

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

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Glass (paste)


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Gems