Menu
Search
Main SiteGandhara ConnectionsVase Corpus (CVA Online)
Search

T1197, POLYDAMAS SUPPORTING THE FALLING ROOF OF A ROCKY CAVE

  • Record Number: 40001244
  • Sub-database: Poniatowski
  • Reference Number: T1197
  • Material of Original Gem: Cornelian
  • Description: POLYDAMAS SUPPORTING THE FALLING ROOF OF A ROCKY CAVE
  • Inscription Greek: ΑΠΟΛΛΟΝΙΔΟΥ
  • Signature: Apollonides
  • Last Recorded Collection: Unknown
  • Previous Collections:
    • Christie's, London: 1839
    • Catalogue des pierres gravĂ©es antiques de S.A. le Prince Stanislas Poniatowski ([1830?]-1833): VIII.7.5
    • 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): 1197
  • Comments: The alternative impression of the subject was found and identified by R. Schmidt, who kindly provided the photograph. The alternative version adds 'modesty cloaks' to the male figures, a tree in front of the fleeing pair, and even though the signature, Apollonides, is copied correctly it is not centred under the groundline as on the other known Poniatowski gems. The fact that it is in mirror image suggest that it might have been inspired by an impression of the original gem.
Image Image Image

Link to this record using the address https://www.beazley.ox.ac.uk/record/8BF9B534-8896-4849-8AFB-17CC1546A397

Site map Copyright Accessibility Privacy statement Contact us
Gandhara Connections
Gandhara Connections on Facebook
Gandhara Connections on Twitter
Back to top