Winged Gorgon, probably from a dinos

Greek
Archaic Period
about 550 B.C.


Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 409.

Dimensions

Height x length: 7.5 x 5.3 cm (2 15/16 x 2 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

98.656

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

The Gorgon wears a fringed chiton and is running on an elongated Ionic capital. Both hands hold a small object pressed tightly against the body. While flat and evidently a piece of decoration, the figure is not a relief, being finished as carefully on the back as on the front, except the base, where it was attached to another object. Green patina, once encrusted but now cleaned.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to his records: from Gela); 1898: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for
$ 69,618.13 (this figure is the total price for MFA 98.641-98.940)

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund