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T91, PLUTO CARRYING OFF PROSERPINE IN A QUADRIGA

  • Record Number: 40000120
  • Sub-database: Poniatowski
  • Reference Number: T91
  • Material of Original Gem: Cornelian
  • Description: PLUTO CARRYING OFF PROSERPINE IN A QUADRIGA
  • Inscription Greek: ΑΠΟΛΛΟΝΙΔΟΥ
  • Signature: Apollonides
  • Literary Source Record: Homeric Hymn to Ceres
  • Last Recorded Collection: Bonhams, London: 19th of September 2012, lot 23
  • Previous Collections:
    • Catalogue des pierres gravĂ©es antiques de S.A. le Prince Stanislas Poniatowski ([1830?]-1833): I.142
    • Christie's, London: 1839
    • 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): 91
    • Private Collection
  • Comments: The gem is not listed in the 1839 Christie's sale catalogue - probably it was thought it duplicated the previous entry (T90, lot 355). The sale is undoubtedly the source in which it was acquired by Tyrrell.
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