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Pegasus: M.8-2005

Object information

Current Location: In storage




Production: Unknown




Ringstone, oval carnelian with convex top surface, cut in intaglio with Pegasus facing to the left (right when used as seal).


History note: Found in Egypt by Prof. Henderson's father about 1917

Legal notes

Given by Prof. G.D.S. Henderson and Dr I.B. Henderson

Measurements and weight

Height: 1.5 cm
Width: 1.2 cm

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (2005-05-09) by Henderson, G. D. S., Prof Henderson, I. B., Dr


1st-3rd century Roman
Circa 1 CE - Circa 400 CE


Found in Egypt

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Identification numbers

Accession number: M.8-2005
Primary reference Number: 118889
Entry form number: 630
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 30 March 2023 Last processed: Thursday 30 March 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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