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Intaglio with the Phrygian Dionysos

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Banded sard Intaglio, a broad white streak between two reddish yellow. Within cable border, the Phrygian Dionysos stands to left, holding kantharos in left hand and filleted thyrsos in right. He is diademed, wears long drapery, and stands on a plinth.


By date unknown: Mrs. Henry Lyman Collection; gift of Mrs. Henry Lyman to MFA, May 13, 1964

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Henry Lyman

Neo-Classical, About 1800


Length: 19 mm (3/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Gems