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T47, JUPITER IN LOVE WITH LEDA, DAUGHTER OF THESPIUS, AND WIFE OF TYNDARUS, KING OF SPARTA, TAKES THE FORM OF A SWAN TO SURPRISE HER, AND COMMANDS VENUS TO ASSUME THAT OF AN EAGLE AND PURSUE HIM, IN ORDER THAT LEDA MAY GIVE HIM SHELTER

  • Record Number: 40000076
  • Sub-database: Poniatowski
  • Reference Number: T47
  • Material of Original Gem: Cornelian
  • Description: JUPITER IN LOVE WITH LEDA, DAUGHTER OF THESPIUS, AND WIFE OF TYNDARUS, KING OF SPARTA, TAKES THE FORM OF A SWAN TO SURPRISE HER, AND COMMANDS VENUS TO ASSUME THAT OF AN EAGLE AND PURSUE HIM, IN ORDER THAT LEDA MAY GIVE HIM SHELTER
  • Inscription Greek: ΔΙΟΣΚΟΥΡΙΔΟΥ
  • Signature: Dioskourides
  • Literary Source Record: Aeneid
  • Last Recorded Collection: Unknown
  • Previous Collections:
    • Catalogue des pierres gravĂ©es antiques de S.A. le Prince Stanislas Poniatowski ([1830?]-1833): I.66
    • Christie's, London: 1839-2035
    • 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): 47
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