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Scaraboid gem with Pegasos

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Tan chalcedony mottled with white (concentrated on the convex side). Intaglio. Pierced for stringing (horiztonal) Motif oriented horizontally. Winged horse (Pegasos) galloping to the right.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Athens.); December 1901: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution

Greek, Classical Period, Late 5th–early 4th century B.C.

Dimensions

Length: 22 mm (7/8 in.)

Accession Number

01.7549

Medium or Technique

Chalcedony

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Scarabs and Scaraboids