Intaglio

Italian?
Renaissance?
16th century?


Dimensions

Length: 24 mm (15/16 in.)

Accession Number

99.118

Medium or Technique

Carnelian

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Gems

Two satyrs facing, playing on pipes. Between them a winged cupid reaching towards the younger satyr at right, seated on a draped altar with ram’s head attached. Above a herm of Pan facing. Groundline. A small break at the bottom filled with gold. Reddish orange carnelian oval intaglio with flat front in modern gold swivel ring.

Provenance

Marlborough Gem Sale, June 26-29, 1899, lot 225.
by 1899: with Edward Perry Warren; 1899: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 16,502.52 (this figure is the total price for MFA 99.101-99.119)

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund