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T946, PRIAM WARNED BY MERCURY TO RETURN [ PRIAM SLEEPING ON A COUCH, BY THE SIDE OF WHICH IDEUS IS REPOSING, NEAR THE TENT OF ACHILLES, FROM WHOM HE HAD RECEIVED THE PROMISE TO RESTORE THE DEAD BODY OF HECTOR. MERCURY APPEARS TO THE KING, AND AWAKENING HIM, REMINDS HIM OF THE DANGERS WHICH SURROUND HIM ]

  • Record Number: 40000986
  • Sub-database: Poniatowski
  • Reference Number: T946
  • Material of Original Gem: Cornelian
  • Description: PRIAM WARNED BY MERCURY TO RETURN [ PRIAM SLEEPING ON A COUCH, BY THE SIDE OF WHICH IDEUS IS REPOSING, NEAR THE TENT OF ACHILLES, FROM WHOM HE HAD RECEIVED THE PROMISE TO RESTORE THE DEAD BODY OF HECTOR. MERCURY APPEARS TO THE KING, AND AWAKENING HIM, REMINDS HIM OF THE DANGERS WHICH SURROUND HIM ]
  • Inscription Greek: ΓΝΑΙΟΣ
  • Signature: Gnaios
  • Last Recorded Collection: Unknown
  • Previous Collections:
    • Catalogue des pierres gravĂ©es antiques de S.A. le Prince Stanislas Poniatowski ([1830?]-1833): V.354
    • Christie's, London: 1839-376
    • 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): 946
    • Monson, (Lord)
    • Christie's, London: June 9, 1851, lot 271
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