Leda and the swan.

Sardonyx. 1st century BCE.
2.1 × 2.8 cm.
Inv. No. 305.

Saint Petersburg, The State Hermitage Museum

Origin:
Acquired from the Duke of Orleans collection in 1787.
Literature:
Stefani, Putevoditel, str. 67; Maksimova, Reznye kamni, str. 96; Reinach, Pierres gravées, p. 134, pl. 123.
Credits:
1971 Photo, text: Neverov O. ANTIQUE CAMEOS in the Hermitage Collection. Aurora Art Publishers. Leningrad. 1971. P. 83, pl. 38.
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