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T483, PERSEUS CUTTING OFF THE HEAD OF MEDUSA

  • Reference Number: T483
  • Description: PERSEUS CUTTING OFF THE HEAD OF MEDUSA
  • Inscription Greek: ΔΙΟΣΚΟΥΡΙΔΟΥ
  • Signature: Dioskourides
  • Literary Source Record: Moritz
  • Current Collection: Unknown
  • Previous Collections:
    • Catalogue des pierres graves antiques de S.A. le Prince Stanislas Poniatowski ([1830?]-1833): IV.19
    • Christie's, London: 1839-1324
    • Calandrelli drawing, Antikensammlung Berlin: Z.II.23
    • Prendeville, J.: Explanatory catalogue of the proof-impressions of the antique gems possessed by the late Prince Poniatowski and now in the possession of John Tyrrell, Esq. (1841): 483
    • Monson, (Lord)
    • Christie's, London: June 9, 1851, lot 158, 231 and 239
    • Platz-Horster,G.: L'antica maniera. Zeichnungen und Gemmen des Giovanni Calandrelli in der Antikensammlung Berlin (2005): P.33
  • Material: Sardonyx
  • Comments: The original in the sale is Calandrelli's version (see the drawing in Berlin). Tyrrell's impression in the Beazley Archive shows that he must have had another, more rectangular in shape. These should possibly be two individual records. A drawing by Bartolomeo Pinelli (ROME 1781 - 1835) seems to have been inspired by Calandrelli's gem.
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