London, South Kensington
13 May 2003
A GRAECO-ROMAN CORNELIAN INTAGLIO OF A VICTORIOUS ATHLETE
SECOND HALF OF 1ST CENTURY B.C.
With nude standing athlete holding a long palm branch in his left hand, his right arm rests on an urn placed above the pillar of a well or fountain, two palm branches lean against the tripod basin below, in late 18th Century ring setting
1.1 x 1 cm.; 1.7 cm. across inner hoop
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A. Furtwängler, Die Antiken Gemmen, Leipzig, Berlin, 1900, pl. XLIV, no. 38.
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