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493, Perseus naked, frontal, holding up the head of Medusa. His dress is fastened at the neck and falling behind, and he holds his sword in his lowered hand. Ground rendered in relief.

  • Record Number: 40004709
  • Sub-database: Marlborough
  • Reference Number: 493
  • Period of Original Gem: 18th cent.
  • Material of Original Gem: Gold
  • Description: Perseus naked, frontal, holding up the head of Medusa. His dress is fastened at the neck and falling behind, and he holds his sword in his lowered hand. Ground rendered in relief.
  • Last Recorded Collection: Walters Art Museum, Baltimore: 42.1220
  • Previous Collections:
    • Story-Maskelyne, M.H.: The Marlborough Gems (1870): no. 184
    • Boardman, J., Scarisbrick, D., Wagner C., Zwierlein-Diehl, E: The Marlborough Gems (2009): no. 493
  • Shape: Relief
  • Size: 28x12
  • Comments: Relief set against a rough iron ground in an iron ring.
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