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T1015, ULYSSES AND HIS COMPANIONS ESCAPING FROM THE CAVE OF POLYPHEMUS [WHO, AT THE MOUTH OF THE CAVERN, PASSES HIS HANDS OVER THE BACKS OF TWO SHEEP, UNDER WHICH ULYSSES AND ONE OF HIS COMPANIONS ARE CONCEALED]

  • Record Number: 40001054
  • Sub-database: Poniatowski
  • Reference Number: T1015
  • Material of Original Gem: Cornelian
  • Description: ULYSSES AND HIS COMPANIONS ESCAPING FROM THE CAVE OF POLYPHEMUS [WHO, AT THE MOUTH OF THE CAVERN, PASSES HIS HANDS OVER THE BACKS OF TWO SHEEP, UNDER WHICH ULYSSES AND ONE OF HIS COMPANIONS ARE CONCEALED]
  • Inscription Greek: ΑΘΕΝΙΟΝ ΕΠΟ.
  • Signature: Athenion
  • Attributed To:
  • Literary Source Record: Homer, Odyss.
  • Last Recorded Collection: Unknown
  • Previous Collections:
    • Calandrelli drawing, Antikensammlung Berlin: A.IV.5
    • Catalogue des pierres gravĂ©es antiques de S.A. le Prince Stanislas Poniatowski ([1830?]-1833): VI.31
    • Daktyliothek Poniatowski 1832, Antikensammlung Berlin: 256
    • Christie's, London: 1839-536
    • 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): 1015
    • Platz-Horster,G.: L'antica maniera. Zeichnungen und Gemmen des Giovanni Calandrelli in der Antikensammlung Berlin (2005): P.81
    • Monson, (Lord)
    • Christie's, London: June 9, 1851, lot 100
    • Christie's, London: 27.06.1854; lot 134
  • Comments: Several of the Monson gems appear in the 1851 and the 1854 sale. They probably didn't sell the first time. Monson 2 has the wrong signature (Gnaios).
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