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T529, ALTHAEA EXTINGUISHING THE BRAND AT THE BIRTH OF MELEAGER, ON WHICH DEPENDED THE DURATION OF THE LIFE OF HER INFANT SON MELEAGER

  • Record Number: 40000557
  • Sub-database: Poniatowski
  • Reference Number: T529
  • Material of Original Gem: Chalcedony
  • Description: ALTHAEA EXTINGUISHING THE BRAND AT THE BIRTH OF MELEAGER, ON WHICH DEPENDED THE DURATION OF THE LIFE OF HER INFANT SON MELEAGER
  • Inscription Greek: ΠΥΡΓΟΤΕΛΕΣ
  • Signature: Pyrgoteles
  • Literary Source Record: Gaius Julius Hyginus, Fabulae
  • Last Recorded Collection: Victoria and Albert Museum, London: 942-1853
  • Previous Collections:
    • Catalogue des pierres gravĂ©es antiques de S.A. le Prince Stanislas Poniatowski ([1830?]-1833): IV.84
    • Christie's, London: 1839-1674
    • 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): 529
    • Monson, (Lord)
    • Christie's, London: 1853-72
    • Sharp, (Samuel)
    • Sotheby's, London: 5 April 1883: lot 4
  • Comments: SET IN GOLD FILIGREE MOUNT, WITH A LINE OF BLACK ENAMEL. 27X41, 17X26.
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