Cupid Guiding Two Panthers, or Lions, Drawing a Car

Title: 
Cupid Guiding Two Panthers, or Lions, Drawing a Car

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Object Name: 
Cast Glass Gem
Title: 
Cupid Guiding Two Panthers, or Lions, Drawing a Car
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
2013.3.10
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 1.9 cm, W: 2.4 cm, Th: 0.7 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
1777-1860
Credit Line: 
Gift of Dwight and Lorri Lanmon
Primary Description: 
Cast Glass Gem, "Cupid Guiding Two Panthers, or Lions, Drawing a Car." Transparent emerald green glass; cast. Gem depicts the partial scene of winged Eros leading a chariot drawn by two lionesses or female panthers. Only part of the scene is preserved because the ancient gem from which the scene was copied was broken- the back part of the chariot is not preserved, although the hand of the figure riding within can still be seen grasping the front edge of the chariot. In Greek letters below the scene is preserved the name of Sostratos (ϹΩϹТРАТОY-meaning "of or by Sostratos."), the gem engraver responsible for carving the ancient Roman cameo gem from which the glass gem was copied.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Lanmon, Dwight P., Source
1973
to
2013-06-10
Color: 
Technique: 
Material: 
Inscription: 
ϹΩϹТРАТОY
inscription
Cast below the scene
Recent Acquisitions (2013) illustrated, p. 15; BIB# AI95664