Oval gem with Dionysus, satyr,and panther
Late Republican Period
mid 1st century B.C.
Length: 22 mm (7/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Intaglio. Carved on convex side. The back of the stone is hollowed out. Dionysus is seated to the left, holding a thyrsus in his right hand, and pouring from a ewer or pitcher in his left hand. His right leg is bent and left leg extended. He wears a garment around his legs, which wraps around his left arm. At right, a youthful looking satyr, with large flat nose and tail. Between the satyr and Dionysus, a female panther is seated, looking up at the pitcher in Dionysus’ left hand and raising her right paw. Motif is situated on a ground line composed of two lines.
By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, December 1901
Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution