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Bellerophon and Pegasus

1958 Paul Manship Born: St. Paul, Minnesota 1885 Died: New York, New York 1966 bronze on marble base 7 1/2 x 3 1/2 x 3 in. (19.1 x 8.9 x 7.6 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Bequest of Paul Manship 1966.47.58 Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 4th Floor, 49A


Luce Center Label

This sculpture depicts the mythical characters Bellerophon and Pegasus. The young warrior Bellerophon was sent to slay the Chimera, a fire-breathing monster, by his enemy Prince Proteus, who hoped that he would be killed. The hero enlisted the help of the winged horse Pegasus, however, and together they succeeded in destroying the Chimera.

Keywords

Figure male - full length

Figure male - nude

Mythology - classical - Bellerophon

Mythology - classical - Pegasus

sculpture

metal - bronze

stone - marble

cast

About Paul Manship

Born: St. Paul, Minnesota 1885 Died: New York, New York 1966

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