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Pendant with an Intaglio of Pallas Athena
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Pendant with an Intaglio of Pallas Athena


Description Provenance Inscription Credit
Description This is a copy of an ancient Roman rock crystal intaglio now in the Berlin Museum. Both are signed in Greek: "Eutyches, son of Dioskourides of Aigeai made it."
Provenance William Ponsonby, second Earl of Bessborough, Parkstead House, London, by 1761, [mode of acquisition unknown] [Bessborough no. 13]; George Spencer, fourth Duke of Marlborough, Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire, ca. 1765, by purchase [Marlborough no. 81]; George Spencer-Churchill, fifth Duke of Marlborough, Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire, 1817, by bequest; George Spencer-Churchill, sixth Duke of Marlborough, Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire, 1840, by bequest; John Spencer-Churchill, seventh Duke of Marlborough, Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire, 1857, by bequest; Sale, The Marlborough Gems, Christie, Manson & Woods, London, 28 June 1875, p. 12, lot 81; David Bromilow, Bitteswell Hall, Leicestershire, ca. 1875, by purchase; Julia Bromilow Jary, Bitteswell Hall, Leicestershire, 1898, by bequest; Sale, The Marlborough Gems Purchased by the Late David Bromilow, esq., Christie, Manson & Woods, London, 26 June 1899, p. 14, lot 81; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1899, by purchase [Dikran Kelekian as agent]; Sadie Jones (Mrs. Henry Walters), New York, 1931, by bequest; Joseph Brummer, Paris and New York, 1941, by purchase [Brummer inv. no. N5143a]; Walters Art Museum, 1942, by purchase.
Inscriptions [Translation] Eutyches, son of Dioskourides of Aigeai made it
Credit Museum purchase [formerly part of the Walters Collection], 1942

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Period
18th century
Medium
amethyst, gold
(Precious Stones & Gems)
Accession Number
42.1028
Measurements
1 7/8 x 1 1/4 in. (4.7 x 3.1 cm)
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  • Italy (Place of Origin)

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