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Gem with dancing maenad

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Amethystine paste oval, intaglio. A maenad in three-quarter view, rushing with head thrown back; in her right hand a thyrsus with streamer, in her left a kantharos.


By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; April 5, 1926: loaned to MFA by Edward Perry Warren (as 80.26); November 17, 1927: gift of Edward Perry Warren to MFA

Credit Line

Gift of Edward Perry Warren

Roman, Julio-Claudian Period, A.D. 20–70

Catalogue Raisonné

Lewes House Gems, no. 112 (1920; 2002).


Length: 21 mm (13/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Amethystine paste, intaglio


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Gems