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131, A tall winged male, one hand before his face, the other apparently holding back a smaller naked male behind him. Before the main figure a bearded naked man seated on a pillar is hammering at a helmet? on a wreathed anvil. Ground line. The style is late Hellenistic but the subject obscure. The main figure should be Eros; the hammerer perhaps Hephaistos fashioning armour; the third figure an unknown, reduced Eros?.

  • Record Number: 40004659
  • Sub-database: Marlborough
  • Reference Number: 131
  • Material of Original Gem: Quartz
  • Description: A tall winged male, one hand before his face, the other apparently holding back a smaller naked male behind him. Before the main figure a bearded naked man seated on a pillar is hammering at a helmet? on a wreathed anvil. Ground line. The style is late Hellenistic but the subject obscure. The main figure should be Eros; the hammerer perhaps Hephaistos fashioning armour; the third figure an unknown, reduced Eros?.
  • Last Recorded Collection: Walters Art Museum, Baltimore: 42.1129
  • Previous Collections:
    • Story-Maskelyne, M.H.: The Marlborough Gems (1870): no. 134
    • Boardman, J., Scarisbrick, D., Wagner C., Zwierlein-Diehl, E: The Marlborough Gems (2009): no. 131
  • Size: 28x24
  • Comments: Backed with gold.
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