Roman Cornelian Intaglio of Herakles Confronting Ladon
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The serpent guarding the Garden of Hesperides. A scene from the Hero’s Eleventh Labor, retrieveing the golden apples of the Hesperides for King Eurystheus.

1st - 2nd Centuries AD

Height: 12.15 mm

Width: 10.50 mm

 

 

ex: private American collection, before 2000

 

#3474

 

Published: 

Antiquarium Ltd.; Ancient Treasures XIV (New York, 2016) p.26

 

 

Comparanda:

 

BEAZLEY GEMS ARCHIVE, Oxford University (online) acc. nos.: T377, T374

 

The British Museum (online) acc. no. 1856,1226.478 (imagery)

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