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Lens-shaped gem with a satyr mask

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Yellowish with black and orange veins. Intaglio. Pierced for stringing (vertical) Fully frontal satyr mask: pointy ears, bearded and hair rendered by incised lines, heavy eyebrows, deeply carved, snub nose.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; April 5, 1926: loaned to MFA by Edward Perry Warren (as 44.26); 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

Greek, Early Archaic Period, about 600 B.C.

Dimensions

Length: 2.1 cm (13/16 in.)

Accession Number

27.678

Medium or Technique

Jasper

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Gems