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Poseidon & the Gorgons, Medusa beheaded & the birth of Pegasus | Greek vase, Boeotian black figure bowl

P23.19 MEDOUSA, POSEIDON & THE BIRTH OF PEGASOS

Museum Collection:  Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Catalogue Number:  Boston 01.8070
Beazley Archive Number: N/A
Ware: Boeotian Black Figure
Shape: Three handled bowl
Painter: --
Date: Late C5th BC
Period: Archaic

SUMMARY

Poseidon moves towards the Gorgon Medousa holding a trident in his hand. The Gorgon has a crown and belt of snakes. Beside her a double Medousa lies beheaded. The winged horse Pegasos springs forth from her neck. All the figures in this scene (not shown here) are doubled, there are two Poseidons side by side, two Medousas and two Perseuses. A single Athena (also not shown) stands beyond Perseus.

NOTEThis image is a montage of several photos of the vase.

ARTICLESMedousa, Poseidon, Pegasos

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