HELLENISTIC FRAGMENT OF SILVER MIRROR COVER

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HELLENISTIC FRAGMENT OF SILVER MIRROR COVER

Silver-gilt, representation in repouss√© technique of Herakles trying to seduce Auge, daughter of the Greek king Aleos. Both naked, bearded Herakles, being drunk, is seated on his lion’s skin with his club next to him, seizing Auge by the neck, while she is trying to escape by defending herself with her left arm

Ex priv. coll. Derek Content, 1970s
6,2 x 5,6 cm. Traces of gilt

Hellenistic Period, 3rd-1st cent. BC

Publ. Jacques Schulman BV, Amsterdam, Netherlands, List 216, 1979, no. 63

 12.500

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