Iconography
GODS & MYTHS
Bellerophon
Census of Antique Art known to the RenaissanceKnown PrototypesRome, Villa Doria Pamphili
Myths Bellerophon fights the Chimaera On Pegasus
Various activitiesRiding or leading Pegasus
Further details
Bellerophon on the back of Pegasus killing the Chimaera by attacking her goat-head; cupid in front of Pegasus; On the far right, Virtus (Courage) depicted as a helmeted woman.
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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