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Cornelia and her jewels.

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Cornelia and her jewels.

Wonders: Images of the Ancient World

Rome (Ancient)

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Art and Picture Collection
Cornelia, mother of the Gracchi
Women -- Clothing & dress -- Rome -- To 499
Romans -- Women -- Rome
Hairstyles -- Rome -- To 499
Boys -- Rome -- To 499
Jewelry -- Rome -- To 499
Mothers & children
Content: Cornelia was the daughter of Scipio Africanus and mother of Tiberius and Gaius Gracchus. She was highly regarded as a model Roman matron. The story is told that one day she was visited by a very elegant woman who wore a great many jewels. Asked by the visitor to show some of her own ornaments, Cornelia proudly presented her two sons and exclaimed, "These are my jewels!"
Source note: Frank Leslie''s chimney corner. (New York : Frank Leslie, 1865-1884).
Physical Description
Wood engravings
Extent: 1 print : b ; 24.5 x 18.5 cm.
Type of Resource
Still image
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): a4b14980-c5bf-012f-1023-58d385a7bc34
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  • 2013: Digitized
  • 2016: Found by you!
  • 2017

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Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "Cornelia and her jewels." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. unknown. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-6006-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "Cornelia and her jewels." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed October 25, 2016. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-6006-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. (unknown). Cornelia and her jewels. Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-6006-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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Cornelia and her jewels.