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Cornelia and her jewels.

Image ID: 1624865

Cornelia and her jewels.

Image Details

Image Title

:  Cornelia and her jewels.


: Wood engravings

Specific Material Type

: prints

Item Physical Description

: 1 print : b&w ; 24.5 x 18.5 cm.


: 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!" Note 2.) Stains on image.

Original Source

: From Frank Leslie's chimney corner. (New York : Frank Leslie, 1865-1884) .


: Wonders: Images of the Ancient World / Rome (Ancient)

Source Description

: 1 folder (23 pictures)


: Mid-Manhattan Library / Picture Collection

Digital ID

: 1624865

Record ID

: 1763234

Digital Item Published

: 8-23-2008; updated 3-25-2011

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