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598, Zeus, with thunderbolt and spear, in a quadriga riding over two snake-legged giants, one armed with a club; ground beneath the chariot wheels.

  • Record Number: 40004542
  • Sub-database: Marlborough
  • Reference Number: 598
  • Material of Original Gem: Sardonyx
  • Description: Zeus, with thunderbolt and spear, in a quadriga riding over two snake-legged giants, one armed with a club; ground beneath the chariot wheels.
  • Last Recorded Collection: Walters Art Museum, Baltimore: 42.1058
  • Previous Collections:
    • Story-Maskelyne, M.H.: The Marlborough Gems (1870): no. 15
    • Boardman, J., Scarisbrick, D., Wagner C., Zwierlein-Diehl, E: The Marlborough Gems (2009): no. 598
  • Shape: Cameo
  • Size: 42x33
  • Comments: 18th-century copy of the cameo in Naples signed by Athenion. Set in gold as a pendant
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