Chalcedony-Onyx. Cameo. (Unmounted). Eros driving a cart to the right. The cart is drawn by a goat and a lion, symbolic of the power of love. Sommerville adds the quotation "He drives not only the lascivious but the strong." 16th or 17th century.
Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville
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[Book] Sommerville, Maxwell. 1889. Catalogue Raisonne of the Sommerville Collection of Engraved Gems: A Descriptive List of Cameos, Intaglios, Seals, Rings, Amulets, Talismans, etc. Forming a Compend of Greek and Roman Mythology and Classical History.
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