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Scaraboid with Bellerophon riding Pegasos and attacking the Chimaera

Pale gray chalcedony with white discolorations, particularly around the edges, and some brown-tinged veins of color on the sides. Scaraboid with high dome and with intaglio on flat face. Bellerophon, riding Pegasos, prepares to attack the Chimaera. He and Pegasos face right and engage the...

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One of a group of gems purchased in Greece or Asia Minor in 1963 by Cornelius C. Vermeule III on behalf of MFA with funds approved in advance by the Trustees; accessioned March 11, 1964

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Classical Period, 400–375 B.C.


Length: 24 x 20.83 mm (15/16 x 13/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Scarabs and Scaraboids