Loose Ancient Intaglio Pegasus

DocuJewel® 38506.2
Type of Jewel: Unmounted Intaglio/Cameo

Ancient Intaglio
Ancient Roman carnelian intaglio
carved with an image of a Pegasus. Dates to
circa the 2nd - 3rd century AD. Length: 9
In ancient Rome, the Pegasus was a symbol of strength, power, and freedom and was also seen as a symbol of divine inspiration, with power and protection of the gods.
The Pegasus was thought to be a magical animal, able to travel between the realms of mortals, gods and the heavens.

Circa: 2nd to 3rd Century AD