P30.1 WINGED HIPPOCAMP
|Museum Collection||State Hermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg|
|Catalogue No.||St Petersburg GR-10334|
|Beazley Archive No.||N/A|
|Ware||Apulian Red Figure|
|Date||ca 320 - 310 B.C.|
|Period||Late Classical / Early Hellenistic|
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.