Oval gem with satyr pouring wine into a krater
Republican or Imperial Period
1st century B.C.–1st century A.D.
Length: 14 mm (9/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
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.
By date unknown: Alexander Cochrane Collection; gift of Alexander Cochrane to MFA, August 1, 1918
Gift of Alexander Cochrane