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M14.1 CHIMERA, BELLEROPHON & PEGASUS

Chimera, Bellerophon & Pegasus | Laconian black figure vase painting
DETAILS
Museum Collection The J. Paul Getty Museum, Malibu
Catalogue No. Malibu 85.AE.121
Beazley Archive No. N/A
Ware Laconian Black Figure
Shape Kylix
Painter Attributed to the Boread Painter
Date ca 570 - 565 B.C.
Period Archaic

DESCRIPTION

Bellerophon and the winged horse Pegasus battle the Chimera. The monster has the maned head and body of a lion, a goat's head rising from the middle of its back, and a serpent for a tail. The hero drives his spear into its breast and Pegasus pummels its head with his hooves.

ARTICLES

Chimera, Bellerophon, Pegasus