Dionysos on his chariot, drawn by centaurs.

Sardonyx. 1st century BCE.
2.3 × 3.1 cm.
Inv. No 282.

Saint Petersburg, The State Hermitage Museum

Origin:
Acquired from the Duke of Saint Morys collection in 1792.
Literature:
Stefani, Putevoditel, str. 66; Maksimova, Reznye kamni, str. 98; Miliotti, Description, pl. 49; Vollenweider, Steinschneidekunst, S. 35, Taf. 23.
Credits:
1971 Photo, text: Neverov O. ANTIQUE CAMEOS in the Hermitage Collection. Aurora Art Publishers. Leningrad. 1971. P. 84, pl. 42.
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