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420, Perseus stands, dress at his back, holding his sickle-sword down, and the head of Medusa, with dress, behind his back. Short ground line.

  • Record Number: 40004633
  • Sub-database: Marlborough
  • Reference Number: 420
  • Period of Original Gem: 18th cent.
  • Material of Original Gem: Cornelian
  • Description: Perseus stands, dress at his back, holding his sickle-sword down, and the head of Medusa, with dress, behind his back. Short ground line.
  • Inscription Greek: ΧΡΩΝΙΟΥ
  • Last Recorded Collection: Walters Art Museum, Baltimore: 42.1026
  • Previous Collections:
    • Story-Maskelyne, M.H.: The Marlborough Gems (1870): no. 108
    • Boardman, J., Scarisbrick, D., Wagner C., Zwierlein-Diehl, E: The Marlborough Gems (2009): no. 420
  • Size: 20x14
  • Comments: Set in a plain gold ring.
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