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Scarab with satyr

Milky-white chalcedony. Intaglio. Motif oriented vertically. A kneeling satyr, facing left, holds an amphora on his left shoulder and a wine pitcher (oinochoe) in his right hand. He supports the amphora with his left hand, and he appears to be pouring from the oinochoe. His torso is seen in...

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Said to be from Northern Greece, Cavalla; by 1966: with Beacon Hill Coin Co., 40 Bromfield Street, Boston, Mass. 02108 (purchased from a Greek from Cavalla); purchased by MFA from Beacon Hill Coin Co., May 10, 1967

Credit Line

Frederick Brown Fund

Greek, Late Archaic Period, early 5th century B.C.


Length: 16.5 mm (5/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Scarabs and Scaraboids