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T122, PSYCHE CONTEMPLATING THE MURDER OF CUPID [TORCH IN ONE HAND, SWORD IN THE OTHER]

  • Reference Number: T122
  • Description: PSYCHE CONTEMPLATING THE MURDER OF CUPID [TORCH IN ONE HAND, SWORD IN THE OTHER]
  • Inscription Greek: ΠΕΜΑΛΛΙΟ
  • Signature: Pemallios
  • Literary Source Record: Apuleius
    Tighe
  • Current Collection: Leicestershire Mercury: 5 November 1853 (p. 1)
  • Previous Collections:
    • Catalogue des pierres graves antiques de S.A. le Prince Stanislas Poniatowski ([1830?]-1833): I.187
    • Christie's, London: 1839-1091
    • 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): 122
  • Material: Cornelian
  • Comments: Described in the Mercury as representation of 'the human soul asleep till fired and inspired by love'.
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