Cameo with Dionysiac scene

European
Modern Period
17th–18th century


Catalogue Raisonné

Lewes House Gems, no. 133 (1920; 2002, additional published references).

Dimensions

Length: 1.8 cm (11/16 in.)

Accession Number

27.754

Medium or Technique

Sardonyx

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Cameos

Fragmentary, white over brown sardonyx cameo. Wreathed satyr holding a maenad in his lap under a tree. On the ground, a lion skin spread over grass and flowers. At right, a bearded satyr dancing the oklasma. Only the right half remains.

Provenance

By date unknown: Boulton Collection (according to J. D. Beazley, The Lewes House Collection of Ancient Gems, no. 113: Boulton sale catalogue, no. 92); by date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren: April 5, 1926: loaned to MFA by Edward Perry Warren (as 45.26); 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