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T629, AESCULAPIUS RESTORING HIPPOLYTUS TO LIFE [BY POURING HONEY ON HIS HEAD], IN PRESENCE OF DIANA AND HER NYMPH [THE SON OF THESEUS IS SEEN RAISING HIS BODY FROM THE GROUND, WHILE DIANA, TAKING HIM BY THE HAND, IS HOLDING OVER HIM THE CONSTELLATION INTO WHICH HE WAS TO BE TRANSFORMED]

  • Record Number: 40000657
  • Sub-database: Poniatowski
  • Reference Number: T629
  • Material of Original Gem: Cornelian
  • Description: AESCULAPIUS RESTORING HIPPOLYTUS TO LIFE [BY POURING HONEY ON HIS HEAD], IN PRESENCE OF DIANA AND HER NYMPH [THE SON OF THESEUS IS SEEN RAISING HIS BODY FROM THE GROUND, WHILE DIANA, TAKING HIM BY THE HAND, IS HOLDING OVER HIM THE CONSTELLATION INTO WHICH HE WAS TO BE TRANSFORMED]
  • Inscription Greek: ΠΥΡΓΟΤΕΛΗΣ
  • Signature: Pyrgoteles
  • Last Recorded Collection: Paris, Cabinet des médailles, Bibliothèque nationale de France: H 2940, inv 433
  • Previous Collections:
    • Catalogue des pierres gravées antiques de S.A. le Prince Stanislas Poniatowski ([1830?]-1833): IV.218
    • Christie's, London: 1839-1212
    • 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): 629
    • Monson, (Lord)
    • Christie's, London: June 9, 1851, lot 153
    • Seguin, (Jean-Charles)
    • Sharp, (Samuel)
    • Sotheby's, London: 5 April 1883: lot 28
  • Size: 23x28
  • Comments: Glass impression in a private collection, curated by Alenka Simončič, National Gallery of Slovenia.
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