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132, Hephaistos' workshop. He is kneeling on a cut tree, naked but for a skin cap, with raised hammer. He holds an object (corselet?) with tongs on a low round anvil decorated with swags, while four naked youths also beat with hammers, and a bearded man with a skin cap also raises a hammer, while holding the object steady and working a foot-bellows? Below, implements - hammer, tongs. Above, a crescent within crescents. Ground line.

  • Record Number: 40004604
  • Sub-database: Marlborough
  • Reference Number: 132
  • Period of Original Gem: Renaissance
  • Material of Original Gem: Cornelian
  • Description: Hephaistos' workshop. He is kneeling on a cut tree, naked but for a skin cap, with raised hammer. He holds an object (corselet?) with tongs on a low round anvil decorated with swags, while four naked youths also beat with hammers, and a bearded man with a skin cap also raises a hammer, while holding the object steady and working a foot-bellows? Below, implements - hammer, tongs. Above, a crescent within crescents. Ground line.
  • Last Recorded Collection: Unknown
  • Previous Collections:
    • Story-Maskelyne, M.H.: The Marlborough Gems (1870): no. 78
    • Boardman, J., Scarisbrick, D., Wagner C., Zwierlein-Diehl, E: The Marlborough Gems (2009): no. 132
  • Size: 35x25
  • Comments: In a floral setting
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