Etruscan Inscribed Carnelian Scarab: Pegasus
An ancient Etruscan carnelian scarab, the reverse with a finely carved intaglio of a Pegasus.
Ca. 6th - 5th century BC.
Cf. a similar example: Gisela M.A. Richter, Engraved Gems of the Greeks and the Etruscans, p. 212, pl. 868
Formerly in an old New England private collection.