Octavian as Mercury (The Ionides Gem)
- Art Funded
- 4 cm
- Art Fund grant
- £96,000 (Total: £240,914; Export stopped)
- Private vendor
Octavian is shown in profile as Mercury with delicately engraved hair and features.
An unidentified symbol is seen on the left side of the gem.
Collection of J J Winkelmann; George Spencer, 4th Duke of Marlborough; David Bromilow; Charles Newton-Robinson; AC Ionides; Mr & Mrs J Scarisbrick