Cameo fragment with Dionysiac scene
Late Republic or Early Augustan Period
Length: 2.2 cm (7/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Fragment of white over blue onyx cameo in modern gold mount. Dionysiac procession with a satyr, seen from the back, pulling on a rope, before Silenos stretching back and holding a thyrsos and a dancing maenad holding cymbals. Chipped around edges.
-By 1817 with George Spencer, Fourth Duke of Marlborough.
-1817-1875 in the Estate of the Dukes of Marlborough [sold to David Bromilow at auction The Marlborough Gems, Christie's, London, June 26-29, 1875, lot 209]
-1875-1898 with David Bromilow
-1898-1899 with Julia Harriet Mary Jary [sold to E.P. Warren through Mr. Ready? at auction The Marlborough Gems, Christie's, London, June 26-29, 1899, lot 209]
-1899 with E.P. Warren [sold to the MFA in 1899] for $ 16,502.52 (this figure is the total price for MFA 99.101-99.119)
Henry Lillie Pierce Fund