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Ancient Greek Shield - Pegasus - 10cm

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Seller: aeonamaltheas (69) 100%, Location: London, London, Ships to: GB & many other countries, Item: 302141152735 Aspis is the generic term for the word shield. Carried by the Greek infantry of various periods was also referred as hoplon. Pegasus (Πήγασος, Pégasos, Latin Pegasus) is one of the best known creatures in Greek Mythology. A hoplon shield was a deeply dished shield made of wood. Some shields had a thin sheet of bronze on the outer face, often just around the rim. In some periods, the convention was to decorate the aspis; in others, it was usually left plain. Probably the most famous aspis decoration is that of Spart: a capital lamda (Λ) from Lacedaemon. From the late 5th century BC, Athenian hoplites commonly used the Little Owl, while the shields of Theban hoplites were sometimes decorated with a sphinx, or the club of Heracles.Pegasus (Πήγασος, Pégasos, Latin Pegasus) is one of the best known creatures in Greek Mythology . He is a winged divine stallion usually depicted as pure white in color. He was sired by Poseidon, in his role as horse-god, and foaled by the Gorgon Medusa. He was the brother of Chrysaor, born at a single birthing when his mother was decapitated by Perseus. Greco-Roman poets write about his ascent to heaven after his birth and his obeisance to Zeus, king of the gods, who instructed him to bring lightning and thunder from Olympus. Friend of the Muses, Pegasus is the creator of Hippocrene, the fountain on Mt. Helicon. He was captured by the Greek hero Bellerophon near the fountain Peirene with the help of Athena and Poseidon. Pegasus allows the hero to ride him to defeat a monster, the Chimera, before realizing many other exploits. His rider, however, falls off his back trying to reach Mount Olympus. Zeus transformed him into the constellation Pegasus and placed him up in the sky. Originating from a sculptor's studio with more than twenty year presence in the greek market this metallic scaled miniature of a Ancient Greek Shield stands 3.9" height (10cm) Painted to bonze of Silver effect. Imperfection has been used in the creation to mimic the effect of an ancient masterpiece that has found out at the sea and placed on its podium. Aeon Amaltheas Ltd represents artists with continuous and distinguished presence in the Greek market. Information about the article: Made of cast metal that stands on it's marble podium. It is painted to mimic bronze or silver, Stands 3.9" height (10cm)Please note this article is an artist's replica and NOT a genuine ancient artifact!!!!All deliveries will be recorded/ signed for deliveries. Free Package & Postage. Price includes VAT.Please note that you are buying one item only. Make sure that you indicate via a message which version you wish to have: Silver of Bronze. FREE SHIPPING IN THE UK!!! International Buyers: We do confirm participation on eBay Global Shipping Programme that ensures minimum postage costs for non-UK buyers.If you require an alternative courier service, please contact us for a personalized postage quote. Condition: A brand new metallic shield., Type: Shields, Material: Bronze, Colour: Bronze/ Silver, Culture: Greek, EAN: 0601577100522, Height: 10cm, UPC-A: 601577100522, Hellenic name: Aspis, L:atin equivalent: Clipeum, Profile: Ancient Arms

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