Scaraboid gem with Pegasos

Greek
Classical Period
Late 5th–early 4th century B.C.


Dimensions

Length: 22 mm (7/8 in.)

Accession Number

01.7549

Medium or Technique

Chalcedony

On View

Anne and Blake Ireland Gallery (Gallery 210A)

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Scarabs and scaraboids

Tan chalcedony mottled with white (concentrated on the convex side). Intaglio. Pierced for stringing (horiztonal) Motif oriented horizontally. Winged horse (Pegasos) galloping to the right.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Athens.); December 1901: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution