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T958, POLYXENA SACRIFICED BY PYRRHUS AT THE TOMB OF ACHILLES [HE IS HOLDING THE DAUGHTER OF PRIAM BY THE HAIR, HIS SWORD IN HIS UPLIFTED RIGHT ARM ABOUT TO PIERCE HER; THE TOMB IS OF CLASSICAL DESIGN, ORNAMENTED WITH A FESTOON, MASKS AT THE CORNERS, IT IS INSCRIBED ACHILLES IN GREEK]

  • Record Number: 40000998
  • Sub-database: Poniatowski
  • Reference Number: T958
  • Material of Original Gem: Cornelian
  • Description: POLYXENA SACRIFICED BY PYRRHUS AT THE TOMB OF ACHILLES [HE IS HOLDING THE DAUGHTER OF PRIAM BY THE HAIR, HIS SWORD IN HIS UPLIFTED RIGHT ARM ABOUT TO PIERCE HER; THE TOMB IS OF CLASSICAL DESIGN, ORNAMENTED WITH A FESTOON, MASKS AT THE CORNERS, IT IS INSCRIBED ACHILLES IN GREEK]
  • Inscription Greek: ΔΙΟΣΚΟΥΡΙΔΕΣ ΑΧΙΛΛΕΥΣ
  • Signature: Dioskourides
  • Last Recorded Collection: Unknown
  • Previous Collections:
    • Catalogue des pierres gravĂ©es antiques de S.A. le Prince Stanislas Poniatowski ([1830?]-1833): V.224
    • Christie's, London: 1839-655
    • 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): 958
    • Monson, (Lord)
    • Christie's, London: June 9, 1851, lot 132

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