Cameo; onyx; Fall of Phaethon; in foreground is River Eridanus leaning upon his urn; behind him are the two sisters, one with raised arms already changed to branches, Cygnus transformed into a swan and in the background the tributaries of Eridanus, in the form of two small figures carrying urns; in clouds above Phaethon drives his chariot to right.

An00019981 001 l

Thing

Made Of
onyx
Type of Thing
cameo
Subject
bird, classical mythology, tree/bush, classical deity, charioteer/chariot
Techniques
engraved

People

Acquired From
Carlisle to The British Museum
Depicted
Phaethon, Cygnus, Eridanus

Place

In Gallery
G1/fc10i
Made In
Italy

Time

Acquired In
1890
Related Event
Fall of Phaethon
Made
16thC

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