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T50, DANAE RECEIVING THE SHOWER OF GOLD. JUPITER IN LOVE WITH DANAE, DAUGHTER OF ACRISIUS, KING OF ARGOS, TRANSFORMING HIMSELF TO A SHOWER OF GOLD, PENETRATES THE BRAZEN TOWER IN WHICH DANAE IS CONFINED BY HER FATHER, AND SHE BECOMES THE MOTHER OF PERSEUS

  • Reference Number: T50
  • Description: DANAE RECEIVING THE SHOWER OF GOLD. JUPITER IN LOVE WITH DANAE, DAUGHTER OF ACRISIUS, KING OF ARGOS, TRANSFORMING HIMSELF TO A SHOWER OF GOLD, PENETRATES THE BRAZEN TOWER IN WHICH DANAE IS CONFINED BY HER FATHER, AND SHE BECOMES THE MOTHER OF PERSEUS
  • Inscription Greek: ΔΙΟΣΚΟΥΡΙΔΟΥ
  • Signature: Dioskourides
  • Literary Source Record: Horace
    Ovid, Metam.
    Sophocles, Antigone
  • Current Collection: Paris, Cabinet des medailles, Bibliotheque nationale de France: H2868, inv 366
  • Previous Collections:
    • Catalogue des pierres graves antiques de S.A. le Prince Stanislas Poniatowski ([1830?]-1833): I.70
    • Christie's, London: 1839-2024
    • 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): 50
    • Seguin, (Jean-Charles)
  • Material: Sardonyx
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