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T199, THIS STONE REPRESENTS CENCHREUS LIFELESS, AND NEAR HIM HIS MOTHER WEEPING. SHE SHED SO MANY TEARS THAT SHE WAS CHANGED TO A FOUNTAIN. CORRIGENDA: PYRENE WEEPING OVER THE DEAD BODY OF CENCHREUS [CENCHREA?]

  • Record Number: 40000230
  • Sub-database: Poniatowski
  • Reference Number: T199
  • Material of Original Gem: Cornelian
  • Description: THIS STONE REPRESENTS CENCHREUS LIFELESS, AND NEAR HIM HIS MOTHER WEEPING. SHE SHED SO MANY TEARS THAT SHE WAS CHANGED TO A FOUNTAIN. CORRIGENDA: PYRENE WEEPING OVER THE DEAD BODY OF CENCHREUS [CENCHREA?]
  • Inscription Greek: ΓΝΑΙΟΣ
  • Signature: Gnaios
  • Literary Source Record: Euripides, Medea
    Pope
  • Last Recorded Collection: Sotheby's, London: 5 April 1883: lot 51
  • Previous Collections:
    • Catalogue des pierres gravĂ©es antiques de S.A. le Prince Stanislas Poniatowski ([1830?]-1833): I.310
    • Christie's, London: 1839-933
    • 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): 199
    • Sharp, (Samuel)
  • Comments: CHRISTIE'S: SARDONYX
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