Swallow, Deborah and John Guy eds. Arts of India: 1550-1900. text by Rosemary Crill, John Guy, Veronica Murphy, Susan Stronge and Deborah Swallow. London : V&A Publications, 1990. 240 p., ill. ISBN 1851770224
Carnelian, North-west of the Indian subcontinent, 2nd century B.C-2nd century A.D
Diameter: 1.4 cm
This seal is engraved with a winged horse, familiar in the Greek tradition as Pegasus. The workmanship on this seal is of an extremely high standard an dbears close comparison to the work of Greek engravers. It may well be an import from the West.