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Cameo with Papposilenus and a woman reclining

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White on translucent grayish-white layered onyx. Cameo. Two figures recline on couches. In the foreground, a woman (perhaps a maenad) is seen from behind as she reclines on her left side and supports her upper body on the back of the couch while twisting around to look behind her. Her lower...

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By date unknown: C. Wissmann Collection (according to TMS archival card: Buffum Collection); April 1, 1902: gift of Miss C. Wissmann to MFA

Credit Line

Gift of Miss C. Wissmann

Roman, Imperial Period, 1st century A.D.


Overall: 0.2 x 1.6 x 1.5 cm (1/16 x 5/8 x 9/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Cameos