Allegory of the might of love
Aphrodite, Apollo, Artemis and Hymen surrounded by eroses.
Amphoriskos made of sardonyx. Early 1st century. Height: 5.5 cm.
Saint Petersburg, The State Hermitage MuseumInv. No. Ж 361.

Allegory of the might of love.

Aphrodite, Apollo, Artemis and Hymen surrounded by eroses.
Amphoriskos made of sardonyx. Early 1st century. Height: 5.5 cm.
Inv. No. Ж 361.

Saint Petersburg, The State Hermitage Museum

Origin:
Acquired from the Baron A. L. Nicolai collection c. 1800.
Previously belonged to the French Royal collection (from the 17th to the mid-18th century) and to the engraver Jacquet Guay (1753—1793).
Literature:
Stefani, Putevoditel, str. 70; Maksimova, Reznye kamni, str. 97; Furtwängler, Die antiken Gemmen, III, S. 340, Abb. 190; E. Simon, Die Portlandvase, Mainz, 1957, Taf. 25; H. Bühler, Antike Gefäße aus Chalzedonen, Stuttgart, 1966, Taf. III.
Credits:
© 1971 Photo, text: Neverov O. Antique cameos in the Hermitage Collection. Aurora Art Publishers. Leningrad. 1971. P. 88, pl. 70
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