Oval gem with satyr pouring wine into a krater

Roman
Republican or Imperial Period
1st century B.C.–1st century A.D.


Dimensions

Length: 14 mm (9/16 in.)

Accession Number

18.361

Medium or Technique

Carnelian

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Gems

Red orange carnelian. Intaglio. Slightly convex front, flat back with inward back bezel. Bearded satyr stands in profile to right, bent forward over a wine skin. His right leg is lifted as if he is stepping forward to pour wine into the krater on a stand in front of him. He wears a short cloak-like garment hung from his shoulders, perhaps a fawn-skin nebris; there is a wreath around his head. A short tail protrudes from his lower back. The figure stands on a ground line.

Provenance

By date unknown: Alexander Cochrane Collection; gift of Alexander Cochrane to MFA, August 1, 1918

Credit Line

Gift of Alexander Cochrane