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179, A naked Nereid holding a stylis seated on a Triton, wrapped around her, her hand at his neck. The Triton wears a horned-animal skin (a griffin?). A small naked boy 'with windblown hair' (Beazley) holds the Triton's tail.

  • Reference Number: 179
  • Description: A naked Nereid holding a stylis seated on a Triton, wrapped around her, her hand at his neck. The Triton wears a horned-animal skin (a griffin?). A small naked boy 'with windblown hair' (Beazley) holds the Triton's tail.
  • Current Collection: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
  • Previous Collections:
    • Story-Maskelyne, M.H.: The Marlborough Gems (1870)
    • Boardman, J., Scarisbrick, D., Wagner C., Zwierlein-Diehl, E: The Marlborough Gems (2009)
  • Material: Clear chalcedony
  • Comments: Furtw√§ngler took the stone for ancient, Beazley for 16th cent. The reversed type appears on an ancient Medici gem in Naples (see LHG; without the small boy).
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