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T700, THE INFANT CAECULUS [SON OF VULCAN, CONCEIVED WHEN A SPARK OF FIRE FROM THE HEARTH FELL INTO HIS MOTHER'S LAP, EXPOSED BY HER NEAR THE TEMPLE OF JUPITER] FOUND IN THE FIRE BY SHEPHERDS. [CAECULUS WAS THE FOUNDER OF PRAENESTE]

  • Record Number: 40000730
  • Sub-database: Poniatowski
  • Reference Number: T700
  • Material of Original Gem: Cornelian
  • Description: THE INFANT CAECULUS [SON OF VULCAN, CONCEIVED WHEN A SPARK OF FIRE FROM THE HEARTH FELL INTO HIS MOTHER'S LAP, EXPOSED BY HER NEAR THE TEMPLE OF JUPITER] FOUND IN THE FIRE BY SHEPHERDS. [CAECULUS WAS THE FOUNDER OF PRAENESTE]
  • Inscription Greek: ΚΡΟΜΟΥ
  • Signature: Kromos
  • Literary Source Record: Aeneid
  • Last Recorded Collection: 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): 700
  • Previous Collections:
    • Catalogue des pierres gravĂ©es antiques de S.A. le Prince Stanislas Poniatowski ([1830?]-1833): IV.305
    • Christie's, London: 1839-97
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