Oval gem with Pegasus

Roman
Republican or Early Imperial Period
1st century B.C.


Dimensions

Length: 12 mm (1/2 in.)

Accession Number

18.344

Medium or Technique

Sard

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Gems

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.

Provenance

By date unknown: Alexander Cochrane Collection; gift of Alexander Cochrane to MFA, August 1, 1918

Credit Line

Gift of Alexander Cochrane