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Plaquette; bronze; oval; Ceres and Triptolemus(?); former holding cornucopia, latter holding ears of wheat and implement; vase in background; holed at top.
- Production date
Length: 4.40 centimetres
Width: 3.50 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Cast from an antique cameo. As noted by Molinier 1886, a gem of Ceres and Triptolemus is listed in an inventory of the colleciton of Pope Paul II. A similar gem is reproduced in the border of MS. Lat. 8834 in the Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris, and was therefore probably part of the Medici collection.
Compare with 1915,1216.116. For examples in other collections see: Molinier 1886, No. 11; Bange 1922, No. 76; Ricci 1931, ii, No. 30; Cott 1951, p. 142; Hope-Hennessy 1964, No. 252.
- Not on display
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
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