Lens-shaped gem with a satyr mask
Early Archaic Period
about 600 B.C.
Length: 2.1 cm (13/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Anne and Blake Ireland Gallery (Gallery 210A)
Yellowish with black and orange veins. Intaglio. Pierced for stringing (vertical) Fully frontal satyr mask: pointy ears, bearded and hair rendered by incised lines, heavy eyebrows, deeply carved, snub nose.
By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; April 5, 1926: loaned to MFA by Edward Perry Warren (as 44.26); 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)
Francis Bartlett Donation of 1912