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Winged Gorgon, probably from a dinos

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The Gorgon wears a fringed chiton and is running on an elongated Ionic capital. Both hands hold a small object pressed tightly against the body. While flat and evidently a piece of decoration, the figure is not a relief, being finished as carefully on the back as on the front, except the base,...

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Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to his records: from Gela); 1898: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 69,618.13 (this figure is the total price for MFA 98.641-98.940)

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Archaic Period, about 550 B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 409.

Dimensions

Height x length: 7.5 x 5.3 cm (2 15/16 x 2 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

98.656

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels