Bellerophon and Pegasus

Copied Paul Manship, Bellerophon and Pegasus, 1958, bronze on marble base, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Bequest of Paul Manship, 1966.47.58

Artwork Details

Title
Bellerophon and Pegasus
Artist
Date
1958
Dimensions
7 123 123 in. (19.18.97.6 cm)
Credit Line
Bequest of Paul Manship
Mediums
Mediums Description
bronze on marble base
Classifications
Keywords
  • Mythology — classical — Pegasus
  • Figure male — nude
  • Mythology — classical — Bellerophon
  • Figure male — full length
Object Number
1966.47.58

Artwork Description

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.