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Accession_Number 2008.2.1.63
adlib_title gem cast
Shape Gem cast
Shape_description Oval
Material Plaster
Fabric
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Munsell_color
Decoration There are seven figures depicted, one the far right there appears to be a winged figure possible Eros. The male figure on the right next to the winged figure is sitting naked on a donkey, he is holding his right arm in the air above his head possibly in celebration. On the far left there is a male and a female figure possibly dancing, the female figure is holding what appears to be a cup. The third figure on the left is sitting on the floor and appears to be eating or drinking from a cup or bowl. The fourth figure from the left is playing a flute, on the right to this figure there is a woman holding a cup up in the air in her right hand and in her left hand she is holding a staff. They appear to be engaging in a celebration, possibly a drunken procession. The naked male figure riding the donkey is possibly identified as Dionysus.
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Condition Intact
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Beazley_DB
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Other_dims. L. 2.4; W. 3.0
Location 10.2
Edited_by Ashli; Laura
Date_edited 18.02.09:3.8.2016
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