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1839-96, AEGISTHUS, WITH THE SWORD OF THYESTUS, KILLING ATREUS, WHO IS KNEELING IN SUPPLICATION BEFORE THE BURNING ALTAR OF JUPITER

  • Record Number: 40001330
  • Sub-database: Poniatowski
  • Reference Number: 1839-96
  • Material of Original Gem: Sardonyx
  • Description: AEGISTHUS, WITH THE SWORD OF THYESTUS, KILLING ATREUS, WHO IS KNEELING IN SUPPLICATION BEFORE THE BURNING ALTAR OF JUPITER
  • Inscription Greek: ΔΙΟΣΚΟΥΡΙΔΟΥ
  • Signature: Dioskourides
  • Last Recorded Collection: Private Collection
  • Previous Collections:
    • Catalogue des pierres gravĂ©es antiques de S.A. le Prince Stanislas Poniatowski ([1830?]-1833): IV.325
    • Christie's, London: 1839-96
    • Breadalbane, (Marquess): set in the Breadalbane Vase/Candelabrum 1862
    • A. Pash and Sons of Mayfair, London, Market
    • Christie's, London: 15 July 1886
  • Comments: Judith Barber found this cameo copy of the Poniatowski intaglio on ebay.
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