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T56, MERCURY, BY ORDER OF JUPITER, HAVING SENT ARGUS TO SLEEP WITH THE SOUND OF HIS LYRE, CUT OFF HIS HAND WITH THE HERPE, AND CARRIED OFF THE HEIFER IO [TIED TO A TREE]

  • Record Number: 40000085
  • Sub-database: Poniatowski
  • Reference Number: T56
  • Material of Original Gem: Sardonyx
  • Description: MERCURY, BY ORDER OF JUPITER, HAVING SENT ARGUS TO SLEEP WITH THE SOUND OF HIS LYRE, CUT OFF HIS HAND WITH THE HERPE, AND CARRIED OFF THE HEIFER IO [TIED TO A TREE]
  • Inscription Greek: ΚΡΟΜΟΥ
  • Signature: Kromos
  • Literary Source Record: Ovid, Metam.
  • Last Recorded Collection: Unknown
  • Previous Collections:
    • Catalogue des pierres gravĂ©es antiques de S.A. le Prince Stanislas Poniatowski ([1830?]-1833): I.76
    • Christie's, London: 1839-767
    • 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): 56
  • Comments: 2ND PICTURE: GLASS PASTE BY Chavdar Chushev
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