Pendant: Satyr Head in Profile

Unknown525–480 B.C.

The J. Paul Getty Museum

The J. Paul Getty Museum
Los Angeles, United States

Amber pendant of a satyr head and partial neck in profile, facing right; relatively flat on the reverse and rounded on the obverse. A long mustache begins just under the nose and overlaps the beard, which juts forward to a rounded point. The head is framed by two rows of hair separated by a raised line, perhaps a fillet. The hair sweeps back behind the head in thick locks detailed with incised lines, giving the impression of a low-hanging bun.


  • Title: Pendant: Satyr Head in Profile
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: 525–480 B.C.
  • Location Created: Italy
  • Physical Dimensions: 65 × 68 × 35 mm (2 9/16 × 2 11/16 × 1 3/8 in.)
  • Type: Bead
  • External Link: Find out more about this object on the Museum website.
  • Medium: Amber
  • Terms of Use: Open Content
  • Number: 83.AO.202.1
  • Culture: Etruscan
  • Credit Line: The J. Paul Getty Museum, Villa Collection, Malibu, California, Gift of Vasek Polak
  • Creator Display Name: Unknown
  • Classification: Jewelry

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