Oval gem with Pegasos

Greek
Early Classical Period
480–450 B.C.


Dimensions

Length: 14 mm (9/16 in.)

Accession Number

18.510

Medium or Technique

Sard

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Gems

Intaglio. Set in modern gold bezel and hoop ring. Motif carved on the convex side of gem. Pegasos (winged horse), with pointed wings and shaggy tail, flying to the left.

Provenance

By date unknown: Mr. and Mrs. William de Forest Thomson Collection; gift of Mr. and Mrs. William de Forest Thomson to MFA, September 12, 1918

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. William de Forest Thomson