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49, The death of Meleager. '27 figures'. He is collapsing at the right, below him an Eros with bow (?), at the right a figure before a cave with a boar in it, two dogs above. Beside and behind him eight figures and a child, including one prominent naked woman leaning towards him. Above, rocks, containing two figures and a bird. At the left a seated male, with a quiver (?), crowned by Eros, above two naked women reclining on rocks conversing, before a tree, beside which are two dogs.

  • Record Number: 40004855
  • Sub-database: Marlborough
  • Reference Number: 49
  • Material of Original Gem: Shell
  • Description: The death of Meleager. '27 figures'. He is collapsing at the right, below him an Eros with bow (?), at the right a figure before a cave with a boar in it, two dogs above. Beside and behind him eight figures and a child, including one prominent naked woman leaning towards him. Above, rocks, containing two figures and a bird. At the left a seated male, with a quiver (?), crowned by Eros, above two naked women reclining on rocks conversing, before a tree, beside which are two dogs.
  • Last Recorded Collection: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston: 99.119
  • Previous Collections:
    • Story-Maskelyne, M.H.: The Marlborough Gems (1870): no. 325
    • Boardman, J., Scarisbrick, D., Wagner C., Zwierlein-Diehl, E: The Marlborough Gems (2009): no. 49
  • Shape: Cameo
  • Size: 33x23
  • Comments: Set in a gold pendant.
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