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Accession_Number 2007.10.2.253
adlib_title gem cast
Shape Gem cast
Shape_description Oval
Material Plaster
Fabric
Fabric_description
Munsell_color
Decoration Two figures are depicted. The figure to the left of the scene is a seated semi-naked female. Her dress or cloak lays across her lap and is gathered up in her left hand. Her head is bowed slightly. In the centre of the foreground is a semi-circle which crosses the female figure's left ankle or calf. It is unclear what this might represent. The second figure (to the right) is a smaller winged male facing to the left and the larger figure. He appears to be carrying a bow and stands under a tree. The two figures are almost certainly Aphrodite and Eros.
Inscriptions A very small and faint Greek inscription to the left of the female figure following the line of her back.
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. 2.0; W. 2.4
Location 10.2
Edited_by Guja and Matt
Date_edited 26.11.08
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