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Fragmentary sardonyx, white on brown. Faun seated under tree with nymph in lap, smiles back at silen dancing the oklasma.


By date unknown: Boulton Collection (according to J. D. Beazley, The Lewes House Collection of Ancient Gems, no. 113: Boulton sale catalogue, no. 92); by date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren: April 5, 1926: loaned to MFA by Edward Perry Warren (as 45.26); November 17, 1927: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 161,000.00 (this figure is the total price for MFA 27.647-27.761)

Credit Line

Francis Bartlett Donation of 1912

Greco-Roman, Greco-Roman Period,

Catalogue Raisonné

Lewes House Gems, no. 133 (1920; 2002, additional published references).


Length: 1.8 cm (11/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Cameos