Description This gem is signed by Gnaios, a well-known gem-carver of the late 1st century BC. It depicts a famous Greek statue by one of the followers of the renowned sculptor Polykleitos, from the late 5th century BC.
Examined in preparation for exhibition.
An impression was made of the intaglio for purposes of exhibition. The object was cleaned afterward.
|4/10/1990||Loan Consideration||examined for loan|
- World of Wonder. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1971-1972.
- Polyklet: Der Bildhauer der griechischen Klassik. Staedtische Galerie Liebieghaus, Frankfurt am Main. 1990-1991.
- Madame de Pompadour, Patron and Printmaker. 2016.
Provenance Bessborough; Marlborough; Carmichael; Sale, Joseph Brummer, New York, 1927; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1927, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signature] Gnaios
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1927
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