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Oval gem with Pegasus

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...

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Provenance

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

Credit Line

Gift of Alexander Cochrane

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

Accession Number

18.344

Medium or Technique

Sard

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Gems