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Accession_Number 2007.9.2.5
adlib_title gem cast
Shape Gem cast
Shape_description Rounded rectangle
Material Plaster
Fabric
Fabric_description
Munsell_color
Decoration Displays four human figures. From left to right: a man with his head bowed and a hammer raised in his right hand, whilst holding a spear or an arrow in his left; a seated woman, her head turned away to the right, holding an arrow in her right hand, pointed down into a bowl she is holding in her left; a cherub, holding a long pole, his left arm outstretched and looking upwards at the figure behind him; a naked man wearing a helmet and holding a bundle of cloth and an arrow, and looking down at the cherub. (Box Index = Vulcan, Venus, Cupid, and Mars).Tray 5, Layer 1, gem 5
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Condition Intact, some darkening of raised surfaces.
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Provenance
Period Modern
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Beazley_DB
Height 5.4
Diameters 6.2 across at widest
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Location 10.2
Edited_by Freya (Guja and Matt 03.12.08);Laura
Date_edited 13.9.2007;11.08.2016
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