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Birth of Pegasus from the neck of Medusa | Greek vase, Athenian black figure white-ground lekythos

P23.18 MEDOUSA & THE BIRTH OF PEGASOS

Museum Collection:  Metropolitan Museum, New York City, USA
Catalogue Number:  New York 06.1070
Beazley Archive Number: 203101
Ware: Bilingual (White Ground)
Shape: Lekythos
Painter: Attributed to the Diosphos Painter
Date: ca 500 - 450 BC
Period: Archaic

SUMMARY

The winged horse Pegasos bursts forth in birth, from the decapitated neck of the Gorgon Medousa. The hero Perseus wings away with her head tucked inside his kibisis sack.

ARTICLESPerseus, Medousa, Pegasos

 
 
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