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292, The forepart of a horse whose chest is formed as a man's head, ridden by an Eros with a whip. The horse's rear is a ram's head, holding an ear of corn. The horse's foreleg is like a plough on which stands a hare jumping up to something in the horse's mouth; a snake beneath it. Below is an eagle tearing a hare.

  • Record Number: 40005265
  • Sub-database: Marlborough
  • Reference Number: 292
  • Period of Original Gem: 1st cent. BC/AD.
  • Material of Original Gem: Jasper
  • Description: The forepart of a horse whose chest is formed as a man's head, ridden by an Eros with a whip. The horse's rear is a ram's head, holding an ear of corn. The horse's foreleg is like a plough on which stands a hare jumping up to something in the horse's mouth; a snake beneath it. Below is an eagle tearing a hare.
  • Last Recorded Collection: Walters Art Museum, Baltimore: 42.1074
  • Previous Collections:
    • Story-Maskelyne, M.H.: The Marlborough Gems (1870): no. 685
    • Boardman, J., Scarisbrick, D., Wagner C., Zwierlein-Diehl, E: The Marlborough Gems (2009): no. 292
  • Size: 16x12
  • Comments: Set in a modern gold ring.
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