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Intaglio with Neptune Driving Two Hippocamps Set in a Ring
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Intaglio with Neptune Driving Two Hippocamps Set in a Ring


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Description This intaglio depicts Neptune driving a biga drawn by two hippocamps over the water.
Conservation

An impression of the intaglio was made so the design can be read by the viewer. After making the impression, the surface was cleaned to remove an impression material. The impression will be displayed next to the ring.

Date Description Narrative
12/22/1960Treatmentother
8/01/2012TreatmentCleaned
Exhibitions
  • Poseidon and the Sea: Myth, Cult, and Daily Life. Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha; Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa; Hood Museum of Art, Hanover. 2014-2015.
Provenance Sir Edgar Boehm, London, [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Charles Newton-Robinson, London, by 1909, [mode of acquisition unknown]; Charles Newton-Robinson sale, Christie, Manson & Woods, London, 22 June 1909, lot 91; Dikran Kelekian, New York and Paris, 1909, by purchase; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1909, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1909

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Period
27 BCE-14 CE (Early Imperial)
Medium
carnelian; mount: gold
(Precious Stones & Gems)
Accession Number
42.120
Measurements
intaglio with gold setting: 7/16 x 9/16 x 1/8 in. (1.18 x 1.45 x 0.36 cm); ring: 7/8 in. (2.2 cm) (diam.)
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Location Within Museum
Not On View

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