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T672, A SERPENT INSPIRING MELAMPUS WHILE ASLEEP WITH THE POWER OF DIVINATION [THE SERPENT RECOGNISING IN THE SLEEPING MELANTHUS HIS INSTRUCTOR IN THE ART OF DIVINATION]

  • Record Number: 40000700
  • Sub-database: Poniatowski
  • Reference Number: T672
  • Material of Original Gem: Cornelian
  • Description: A SERPENT INSPIRING MELAMPUS WHILE ASLEEP WITH THE POWER OF DIVINATION [THE SERPENT RECOGNISING IN THE SLEEPING MELANTHUS HIS INSTRUCTOR IN THE ART OF DIVINATION]
  • Inscription Greek: ΠΥΡΓΟΤΕΛΕΣ
  • Signature: Pyrgoteles
  • Last Recorded Collection: Unknown
  • Previous Collections:
    • Catalogue des pierres gravĂ©es antiques de S.A. le Prince Stanislas Poniatowski ([1830?]-1833): IV.270
    • Christie's, London: 1839-1369
    • 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): 672
    • Monson, (Lord)
    • Christie's, London: 27.06.1854; lot 40
    • Catalogue of A Rare Collection of Antique and Medieval Gems, (...) for the Charity Organization Society (...) of NY; Tiffany, 10.-16.3.1902: lot 1014
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