Oval gem with Pegasus
Republican or Early Imperial Period
1st century B.C.
Length: 12 mm (1/2 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Intaglio. Flat front and back with inward back bezel. Pegasus, on a partial ground line and facing left, bends his head towards the ground. Wings emerge from shoulder and the feathers closest to the body are indicated by small circular pellets and then transition to horizontal lines. Short mane and round hooves.
By date unknown: Alexander Cochrane Collection; gift of Alexander Cochrane to MFA, August 1, 1918
Gift of Alexander Cochrane