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T589, MEDEA SCATTERS THE LIMBS OF ABSYRTUS IN THE WAY, TO RETARD THE PURSUIT OF AETES, WHO WOULD NATURALLY STOP TO PICK UP THE FRAGMENTS OF HIS CHILD [MEDEA, FLYING WITH JASON, IS PASSING OVER THE DEAD BODY OF ABSYRTHUS, WHICH SHE HAD LAID IN THE PATH OF ACTES, TO RETARD HIS PURSUIT]

  • Record Number: 40000617
  • Sub-database: Poniatowski
  • Reference Number: T589
  • Material of Original Gem: Cornelian
  • Description: MEDEA SCATTERS THE LIMBS OF ABSYRTUS IN THE WAY, TO RETARD THE PURSUIT OF AETES, WHO WOULD NATURALLY STOP TO PICK UP THE FRAGMENTS OF HIS CHILD [MEDEA, FLYING WITH JASON, IS PASSING OVER THE DEAD BODY OF ABSYRTHUS, WHICH SHE HAD LAID IN THE PATH OF ACTES, TO RETARD HIS PURSUIT]
  • Inscription Greek: ΑΠΟΛΛΟΝΙΔΟΥ
  • Signature: Apollonides
  • Last Recorded Collection: Unknown
  • Previous Collections:
    • Catalogue des pierres gravĂ©es antiques de S.A. le Prince Stanislas Poniatowski ([1830?]-1833): IV.172
    • Christie's, London: 1839-797
    • 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): 589
    • Monson, (Lord)
    • Christie's, London: 27.06.1854; lot 11
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