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Sardonyx Intaglio of Athena, Goddess of Wisdom, Appearing before Priam
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Sardonyx Intaglio of Athena, Goddess of Wisdom, Appearing before Priam


Description Provenance Inscription Credit
Description The intaglio, showing the goddess of wisdom hovering over King Priam of Troy, is signed in Greek "Appollonides," the name of the ancient gem engraver mentioned by Pliny.
Provenance Collection of Prince Stanislas Poniatowski (1763-1833); Sale, Christie's, London, April 29-May 21, 1839, Lot 682; Henry Walters, New York; inherited by Sadie Jones (Mrs. Henry Walters), New York, 1931; purchased by Joseph Brummer, New York, 1941 (?); purchased by Walters Art Museum, 1942.
Inscriptions [Signature] ΑΠΟΛΛΟΝΙΔΕΣ; [Translation] Apollonides
Credit Museum purchase [formerly part of the Walters Collection], 1942

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Period
early 19th century
Medium
sardonyx
(Precious Stones & Gems)
Accession Number
42.1093
Measurements
H: 1 1/8 x W: 1 7/16 in. (2.8 x 3.6 cm)
Geographies
  • Italy (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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