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T735, ABARIS RECEIVING THE ARROW FROM APOLLO [PRIEST OF APOLLO WHO, WITH THE HELP OF THAT GOD, FLED FROM SCYTHIA (IN THE CAUCASUS) TO GREECE TO AVOID A PLAGUE. APOLLO GAVE HIM A GOLDEN ARROW WHICH CURED DISEASES AND SPOKE ORACLES. THE ARROW ALSO RENDERED THE PRIEST INVISIBLE AND MADE HIM RIDE THROUGH THE SKY.]

  • Record Number: 40000767
  • Sub-database: Poniatowski
  • Reference Number: T735
  • Material of Original Gem: Sardonyx
  • Description: ABARIS RECEIVING THE ARROW FROM APOLLO [PRIEST OF APOLLO WHO, WITH THE HELP OF THAT GOD, FLED FROM SCYTHIA (IN THE CAUCASUS) TO GREECE TO AVOID A PLAGUE. APOLLO GAVE HIM A GOLDEN ARROW WHICH CURED DISEASES AND SPOKE ORACLES. THE ARROW ALSO RENDERED THE PRIEST INVISIBLE AND MADE HIM RIDE THROUGH THE SKY.]
  • Inscription Greek: ΓΝΑΙΟΣ
  • Signature: Gnaios
  • Literary Source Record: Herodotus
    Pindar
  • Last Recorded Collection: Unknown
  • Previous Collections:
    • Catalogue des pierres gravĂ©es antiques de S.A. le Prince Stanislas Poniatowski ([1830?]-1833): IV.340
    • Christie's, London: 1839-1343
    • 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): 735
    • Monson, (Lord)
    • Christie's, London: June 9, 1851, lot 163
    • Sotheby's, London: November 1852; lot 157
    • Sharp, (Samuel)
    • Sotheby's, London: 5 April 1883: lot 40
    • AntichitĂ  Alberto Di Castro, Rome
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