Iconography
GODS & MYTHS
Bellerophon
Census of Antique Art known to the RenaissanceKnown PrototypesRome, Villa Doria Pamphili
Myths Bellerophon takes leave from Proitos and Stheneboia
Myths Bellerophon fights the Chimaera On Pegasus
Various activitiesRiding or leading Pegasus
Further details
Left half: killing of Chimaera: Bellerophon on the back of Pegasus; cupid in front of Pegasus; Right half: Bellerophon naked, to his left the helmeted woman is Virtus, to his right Stheneboia [or Philonoe] is sitting. The bearded man is either Proitos or Iobates
ARTIST/CREATOR
Ancient Roman
DATE
240 - 250
LOCATION
Rome, Villa Doria Pamphili, Casino facade
Notes on photograph
BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
Carl Robert, Die antiken Sarkophagreliefs III, 1, Berlin 1897, p. 44ff., no. 34; Hellmut Sichtermann, Die mythologischen Sarkophage, 2: Apollon - Grazien (Die antiken Sarkophagreliefs 12,2), Berlin 1992, p. 96, no. 21; Paul Zanker and Björn C. Ewald, Living with Myths: The Imagery of Roman Sarcophagi, Oxford 2012, pp. 312-314
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RELATIONS
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Acknowledgements
Record created with the generous support of the Dean's Development Fund of the School of Advanced Study, University of London
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