- Museum number
Intaglio; jacinth; head of young satyr to front, laughing; inscribed; in gold swivel ring.
- Production date
Length: 0.52 inches
- Curator's comments
Text from Dalton 1915, Catalogue of Engraved Gems:
In a gold swivel ring.
B.M. Cat. of Gems, 1888, no. 1018.
The head is considered by Furtwängler (Jahrbuch der kaiserlich deutschen Arch. Inst., iv, 1889, p. 54) to be a copy of a gem published by Winckelmann in Monumenti antichi inediti spiegati ed illustrati, Rome 1767,. no. 58, and signed AULOU (Greek lettering0. The signature ALLONIOU (Greek lettering) is perhaps a mistake for ALLIONOU, on which see note to no. 645 (1913.0307.214).
Text from Payne Knight's Latin manuscript catalogue
37) Fauni caput, facie adversa, vultu renidente, capillis sparsis in hyacintho pellucidissimo, summa cura et elegantia insculptum et expolitum, adscripto “ΑΜΜΩΝΙΟΥ”, artificis nomine litteris minutissimis.
The head of a faun, with his face turned towards the viewer, his face smiling, his hair spread out, engraved and finished with the greatest care and elegance on the most translucent jacinth, with the name of the artist, “AMMONIOU”, inscribed in very small letters.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: RPK.37 (Payne Knight Collection)
Other BM number: 1824,0301.37 (Greek and Roman reg.no)