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Intaglio depicting Bellerophon riding Pegasus

Intaglio depicting Bellerophon riding Pegasus

Intaglio depicting Bellerophon riding Pegasus

Amethyst

H: 1.4; W: 1.7 cm

The Harry Stern Collection, bequeathed by Dr. Kurt Stern, London, in memory of his parents and his brother, who perished at Sobibor

Accession number:

76.42.2425

Archaeology/Classical Archaeology

Bellerophon’s greatest feat was killing the Chimera, a monster with a lion’s head, a goat’s body, and a serpent’s tail. To reach the Chimera, he rode the winged horse Pegasus.