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Pegasos Ornament from a Chariot
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Pegasos Ornament from a Chariot


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Description This ornament of the foreparts of the winged-horse Pegasos decorated a pole that would have connected a chariot to a horse. Careful modeling and incised decoration create a detailed representation of this mythical creature that signified speed. A coiled snake rears up behind Pegasos' head.
Exhibitions
  • Things With Wings: Mythological Figures in Ancient Greek Art. Ward Museum, Salisbury. 2009.
  • Heroes: Mortals and Myths in Ancient Greece. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore; Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville; San Diego Museum Of Art, San Diego; Alexander S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation (USA), New York. 2009-2011.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore, [date of acquisition unknown] by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
first half 5th century BCE (Archaic-Classical)
Medium
bronze
(Metal)
Accession Number
54.882
Measurements
H: 3 15/16 x W: 1 5/16 x D: 4 5/16 in. (10 x 3.3 x 11 cm)
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