Intaglio with Silen and goat

Greek or South Italian
Late Classical to Early Hellenistic Period
400-300 B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

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


Legacy dimension: 0.018 L.

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


Jewelry, The Ancient World



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. Reddish carnelian, oval intaglio.


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