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Pegasus

1937 Paul Manship Born: St. Paul, Minnesota 1885 Died: New York, New York 1966 bronze on marble base 8 x 2 7/8 x 2 3/8 in. (20.2 x 7.3 x 6.0 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Bequest of Paul Manship 1966.47.26 Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 4th Floor, 49A


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Paul Manship created several sculptures of Pegasus. According to Greek mythology, Bellerophon, son of Glaucus, attempted to fly the winged horse Pegasus to heaven, but angered the gods, and the horse overthrew him. In this bronze miniature, Pegasus rears back on his hind legs, head and wings reaching for the sky as he prepares to take flight.

Keywords

Fantasy - animal - horse

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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