Lens-shaped gem with a satyr mask

Greek
Early Archaic Period
about 600 B.C.


Dimensions

Length: 2.1 cm (13/16 in.)

Accession Number

27.678

Medium or Technique

Jasper

On View

Anne and Blake Ireland Gallery (Gallery 210A)

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Gems

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.

Provenance

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)

Credit Line

Francis Bartlett Donation of 1912