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5, At the centre a bust herm behind a flaming altar. Around it four Erotes: at left one seated with a goat, at right one kneeling to attend to a large pot; beside the statue two others, one with tambourine, the other dressed, with a thyrsos?. Ground line.

  • Record Number: 40004725
  • Sub-database: Marlborough
  • Reference Number: 5
  • Material of Original Gem: Onyx
  • Description: At the centre a bust herm behind a flaming altar. Around it four Erotes: at left one seated with a goat, at right one kneeling to attend to a large pot; beside the statue two others, one with tambourine, the other dressed, with a thyrsos?. Ground line.
  • Last Recorded Collection: Walters Art Museum, Baltimore: 42.1102
  • Previous Collections:
    • Story-Maskelyne, M.H.: The Marlborough Gems (1870): no. 200
    • Boardman, J., Scarisbrick, D., Wagner C., Zwierlein-Diehl, E: The Marlborough Gems (2009): no. 5
  • Shape: Cameo
  • Size: 13x8
  • Comments: Set in a modern gold ring
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