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T216, MERCURY NEAR THE LIFELESS BODY OF ALCMENA, WHICH HE IS COMMANDED BY JUPITER TO CONDUCT TO THE ISLANDS OF THE BLESSED, INABITED BY SHADES, WHERE SHE ESPOUSES RHADAMANTHUS, JUDGE OF THE INFERNAL REGIONS. CORRIGENDA: MERCURY AND ALCMENA

  • Record Number: 40000247
  • Sub-database: Poniatowski
  • Reference Number: T216
  • Material of Original Gem: Cornelian
  • Description: MERCURY NEAR THE LIFELESS BODY OF ALCMENA, WHICH HE IS COMMANDED BY JUPITER TO CONDUCT TO THE ISLANDS OF THE BLESSED, INABITED BY SHADES, WHERE SHE ESPOUSES RHADAMANTHUS, JUDGE OF THE INFERNAL REGIONS. CORRIGENDA: MERCURY AND ALCMENA
  • Inscription Greek: ΑΠΟΛΛΟΝΙΔΕΣ
  • Signature: Apollonides
  • Literary Source Record: Aeneid
    Homer, Odyss.
  • Last Recorded Collection: 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): 216
  • Previous Collections:
    • Catalogue des pierres gravĂ©es antiques de S.A. le Prince Stanislas Poniatowski ([1830?]-1833): I.335
    • Christie's, London: 1839
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