Winged gorgoneion

Roman
1st or 2nd century A.D.


Place of Manufacture: Campania, Italy

Dimensions

47.3 cm (18 5/8 in.); Legacy dimension: 0.473 L.

Accession Number

01.8007

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Winged gorgoneion between two erotes who ride on dolphis. At each end half of a palmette. Lab conservation number: 82.174. See lab report forextensive restorations visible where paint and plaster removed from back. Object composed of 25 fragments cut to fit together, in a variety of clays.

Provenance

By 1901: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: 1899 Rome: Saulini sale.); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, December 1901

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution