Fragment with Bellerophon, Pegasus, and Eros

Object Name: 
Fragment with Bellerophon, Pegasus, and Eros

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Object Name: 
Fragment with Bellerophon, Pegasus, and Eros
Accession Number: 
66.1.146
Dimensions: 
Estimated Diam: 20 cm, Th: 0.4 cm, L: 13.1 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
300-399
Primary Description: 
Transparent pale green glass with very small bubbles; blown, cut, and ground. Hemispherical shape; rim ground flat, wheel-cut decoration on outside in broad band below three broad grooves under rim. Figured design with fine facet- and linear-cutting; Bellerophon, Pegasus and the Chimaera. Pegasus flies toward right, carrying Bellerophon; Bellerophon, with naked torso and cloak draped over left shoulder, half turns and thrusts downward with spear at Chimaera, whose goat's head is visible, as is looped motif above its back, which may be its serpentine tail.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Sangiorgi, Giorgio, Former Collection
Sangiorgi, Giorgio, Former Collection
Sangiorgi, Sergio, Source
1966
Category: 
Color: 
Material: 
Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass, Volume One (1997) p. 275, #463; p. 378, #463; BIB# 58895