- Museum number
Cameo; sardonyx; fragment; Venus, nude to below the waist, seated to right and holding in her left the the ends of her drapery; lower part of gem wanting; in gold ring.
- Production date
Length: 0.64 inches
- Curator's comments
- Text from Payne Knight's Latin manuscript catalogue
10) Ariadne deserta sedens, capillis pone sparsis, vultu tristi habitu maerentis, inguine tenus nuda; quae pars e perrupta lapide nunc tantum restat, facie sinistorsum, corpore obverso, ex albo opaco onychis Indicae strato rubro pellucido inhaerente, pereleganter exsculpta.
Ariadne sitting after she had been abandoned, with her hair scattered behind her, a sad face with the appearance of grieving, nude as far as the groin; which now remains only as a part from broken stone, with the face looking to the left, the body turned towards the viewer, carved out very elegantly from a white, opaque layer of Indian onyx adhering to a red, translucent one.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: RPK.10 (Payne Knight Collection)