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P30.1 WINGED HIPPOCAMP

Winged Hippocamp | Apulian red figure vase painting
DETAILS
Museum Collection State Hermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg
Catalogue No. St Petersburg GR-10334
Beazley Archive No. N/A
Ware Apulian Red Figure
Shape Plate
Painter -
Date ca 320 - 310 B.C.
Period Late Classical / Early Hellenistic

DESCRIPTION

A winged Hippocamp or fish-tailed Pegasus is ringed by a circle of waves. This unusual creature has the head and forelegs of a horse, tail and forefins of a fish, and the wings of a bird. In myth, the winged Pegasus was the son of the sea-god Poseidon and the fish-tailed Hippocampi were his aquatic steeds.

ARTICLES

Hippocampi, Pegasus