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Accession_Number 2007.10.2.245
adlib_title gem cast
Shape Gem cast
Shape_description Oval; Concave
Material Plaster
Fabric
Fabric_description
Munsell_color
Decoration A bearded, muscular, and semi-naked seated figure. His clothing is possibly an animal skin (paws seem to be apparent). He appears to be resting as his right arm rests on his knee and his right hand supports his bowed head. He is also holding an unidentified object in his right hand which also rests against his leg. His other hand appears to be holding a further (unidentified) object which rests across his lap. A club rests against his left thigh in the foreground of the scene. There is either a bull or cow depicted by the figure's right leg at the bottom-left of the scene. The figure shown is almost certainly Herakles, possibly resting after one his labours (herding the cattle of Geryon?).
Inscriptions Greek inscription to left side of main figure running from bottom to top. 'Admon'?
Condition Intact
Technique/Style
Provenance
Period
Date
Dating_details
Artist
Attribution
Image
Comparanda
Bibliography
Archive_Ref
Beazley_DB
Height
Diameters
Handle_height
Other_dims. L. 2.7; W. 2.2
Location 10.2
Edited_by Guja and Matt
Date_edited 26.11.08
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