Intaglio with Silen and goat

Greek or South Italian
Late Classical to Early Hellenistic Period
4th century B.C.


Catalogue Raisonné

Lewes House Gems, no. 092 (1920; 2002).

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: 0.018 L.

Accession Number

27.726

Medium or Technique

Carnelian

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Gems

Reddish carnelian, oval intaglio. Kneeling Silen in three-quarter view to left in front of a goat to left with facing head. With his raised left arm he seems to be adjusting (?) his wreath. Groundline. Chipped at bottom and pared down.

Provenance

By date unknown: Count Michel Tyszkiewicz Collection; 1898: auction of the M. Tyszkiewicz Collection, Hotel des Commissaires-Priseurs, 9 rue Drouot, Paris, June 8-10, lot 291 (said to have been found at Salonica); by date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; April 5, 1926: loaned to MFA by Edward Perry Warren (as 92.26); 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