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Scarab with nymph and satry dancing

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Jasper mottled red and black. Intalgio. Pierced for stringing. Motif oriented horizontally. At left, a satyr with equine feet holds a lyre in right hand; head is frontal. Dancing nymph at right; wears a chiton; body faces right, but she looks back at satyr. Between their heads, in the field, a...

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Provenance

According to J. D. Beazley, The Lewes House Collection of Ancient Gems, no. 15: purchased by Edward Perry Warren in Paris at Hôtel Drouot sale (March 24-26, 1902, pl. 1, fig. 18, no. 26,); November 21, 1923: gift of Edward Perry Warren to MFA

Credit Line

Gift of Edward Perry Warren

Greek, Archaic Period, mid-6th century B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Lewes House Gems, no. 015 (1920; 2002, additional published references).

Dimensions

Length: 1.3 cm (1/2 in.)

Accession Number

23.595

Medium or Technique

Jasper

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Scarabs and Scaraboids