Lens-shaped gem with winged horses
7th century B.C.
Legacy dimension: 0.022 D.
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Light green steatite. Intaglio. Pierced for stringing (vertical). Head and front leg of two winged horses, arranged as mirror images of one another on each half. Between the head and the wing of the horse are drill holes; one drill hole on one half; two drill holes on the other.
By date unknown: with Richard Norton; October 29, 1908: loaned to MFA by Richard Norton (as 634.08); returned, December 12, 1929; December 3, 1931: purchased by MFA for $ 28.00
Helen and Alice Colburn Fund