Oval gem with grotesque figure playing a lyre
3rd–1st century B.C.
Length: 11 mm (7/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Intaglio. Flat front and back with inward back bezel. A bearded grotesque figure, with a large belly, large phallus, emaciated legs, and large feet walks to the left. He holds a lyre, pressed against the crook of his right arm and strums it with both hands.
By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; gift of Edward Perry Warren to MFA, January 14, 1909
Gift of Edward Perry Warren