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Cameo fragment with Dionysiac scene

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Mounted in modern setting. A satyr lifting along an old Silenus, at right a bacchante playing on cymbals. The satyr is dragging something with a cord (the car of Dionysus?); the silenus is dancing.

Provenance

Marlborough Gem Sale, June 26-29, 1899, lot 209. Purchased of Edward Perry Warren, 1899, for $ 16,502.52 (this figure is the total price for MFA 99.101-99.119)

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greco-Roman, Greco-Roman Period,

Dimensions

Length: 2.2 cm (7/8 in.)

Accession Number

99.105

Medium or Technique

Onyx

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Cameos