Theseus restoring Helen to the brothers Castor and Pollux

Carnelian and gold | 8 x 1in | Early 19th century

Unknown Artist

The group of intaglios to which this piece belongs (61.109.1–.7) appears to derive from the collection of Prince Poniatowski, which contained innumerable forgeries signed with the names of famous antique engravers. See also 20.80.2 and 41.160.565.

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