Gem with Archaizing Dionysos

European
Modern
19th century


Dimensions

Length: 19 mm (3/4 in.)

Accession Number

64.728

Medium or Technique

Banded agate

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Gems

Dionysos standing to left with long, filleted hair and beard, draped in long chiton and himation, holding large kantharos in left hand and streamered thyrsus over right shoulder. Groundline. Hatched border. A few scratches. White and light brown banded agate. Oblong intaglio with front flat and back, set in a modern brass (?) ring.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Henry Lyman