Abduction of Persephone
(In oval gilt pendant setting) The abduction of (Persephone) by Pluto, Hermes leads the quadriga. The composition is an abbreviation of that found on Roman sarcophagi of the 2nd century A.D.
Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville
|1363 || - || Sommerville Gem Number|
|364 || - || Vermeule Number (Sommerville Gems)|
[Book] Vermeule, Cornelius C. 1950. The Sommerville Gem Collection of the University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. : Page/Fig./Plate: no. 364
[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. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 755, no. 1363, pl. 100
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