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Running Gorgon

ca. 540 B.C.


8.85 × 7.8 × 1.5 cm (3 1/2 × 3 1/16 × 9/16 in.)
Ruth Elizabeth White Fund and gift of Cornelius C. Vermeule in Memory of Emily Townsend Vermeule
On view
Greek, Laconian or South Italian

Private English collection, mid-1970s; antiquities dealer, London, acquired from the above; private collection, acquired from the above, sometime after 1983; Michael Ward and Co; acquired from the above on consignment; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn., acquired from the above, 2002.


Susan B. Matheson, “Ancient Greek Bronzes at Yale,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (2004): 44–48, ill.

Art for Yale: Collecting for a New Century, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2007), 203, 388, pl. 188.

“Acquisitions 2002,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (2003): 132–33, ill.

Paul Stephenson, The Serpent Column; A Cultural Biography (New York City: Oxford University Press, 2016), 73, fig. 3.2.

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.