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T105, VULCAN, HAVING SURPRISED VENUS AND MARS, ENCLOSES THEM IN HIS BRAZEN NET, WHICH UNITED EXTREME LIGHTNESS WITH SUCH SOLIDITY, THAT EVEN THE GOD OF WAR COULD NOT BREAK IT

  • Record Number: 40000134
  • Sub-database: Poniatowski
  • Reference Number: T105
  • Material of Original Gem: Sardonyx
  • Description: VULCAN, HAVING SURPRISED VENUS AND MARS, ENCLOSES THEM IN HIS BRAZEN NET, WHICH UNITED EXTREME LIGHTNESS WITH SUCH SOLIDITY, THAT EVEN THE GOD OF WAR COULD NOT BREAK IT
  • Inscription Greek: ΠΥΡΓΟΤΕΛΕΣ
  • Signature: Pyrgoteles
  • Literary Source Record: Homer, Odyss.
  • Last Recorded Collection: British Museum, London: BM MLA 1945, 7-3, 2. Given by Miss F. J. Lefroy
  • Previous Collections:
    • Catalogue des pierres gravĂ©es antiques de S.A. le Prince Stanislas Poniatowski ([1830?]-1833): I.160
    • Christie's, London: 1839-2310
    • 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): 105
    • Scarisbrick, (Charles), Esq.
    • Christie's, London: May 16, 1861, lot 183
    • Rudoe, J. in M. Jones (ed.): Fake? (1990): 154d
    • Rudoe, J. 'The faking of gems in the eighteenth century' in: Why Fakes Matter (1992): p. 30, no.10
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