Pegasus

  • Paul Manship, Pegasus, 1937, bronze, marble, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Bequest of Paul Manship, 1966.47.26

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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.

Title
Pegasus
Artists
Date
1937
On View
Dimensions
8 x 2 7/8 x 2 3/8 in. (20.2 x 7.3 x 6.0 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Bequest of Paul Manship

Mediums
Classifications
Keywords
  • Fantasy – animal – horse
  • Mythology – classical – Pegasus
Object Number
1966.47.26
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