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Bellerephontes and Pegasus - The Taming - Stele - 30cmx42cm

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Seller: aeonamaltheas (70) 100%, Location: London, London, Ships to: GB & many other countries, Item: 302145051642 “There is geometry in the humming of the strings, there is music in the spacing of the spheres.” “Do not say little in many words but a great deal in a few.” “Reason is immortal, all else mortal.” Bellerophontes or Bellerophon was the greatest hero and slayer of monsters, alongside Cadmus and Perseus before the days of Heracles (AKA Herclules). Different sources mention that he was the son of the mortal mother Eurynome fathered by her husband Glaucus or the God Poseidon. One possible etymology of the unuseal hero's name that has been suggested is: Βελλεροφόντης from βέλεμνον, βελόνη, βέλος ("projectile, dart, javelin, needle, arrow, bullet") and -φόντης ("slayer") from φονεύω ("to slay"). The greatest feat accomplished was the killing of the mythical creature Chimera. Bellerophon's epic begins with an exile: he had murdered either his brother, whose name is usually given as Deliades, (though the details are never directly told). As an atonement for his crime sets himself as a suppliant to Proetus, King of Tiryns (Mycenaean strongholds in Argolis. The hosting King, by virtue of his kingship, cleansed Bellerophon of his crime. The wife of the king, whether named took a fancy to him, but when he rejected her, she accused Bellerophon of attempting to ravish her. Proetus dared not satisfy his anger by killing a guest, so he sent d Bellerophon to Lycian King Iobates (his father-in-law), bearing a sealed message in a folded tablet: "Pray remove the bearer from this world: he attempted to violate my wife, your daughter." Before opening the tablets, Iobates feasted with Bellerophon for nine days. On reading the tablet's message Iobates too feared the wrath of the Erinyes if he murdered a guest; so he sent Bellerophon on a mission that he deemed impossible: to kill the Chimera. The Chimera was a fire-breathing monster whose make-up comprised the body of a goat, the head of a lion and the tail being a serpent. This monster had terrorized the nearby countryside. The Lycian seer Polyeidos told Bellerophon that he would have need of Pegasus. To obtain the services of the untamed winged horse, Polyeidos told Bellerophon to sleep in the temple of Athena. While Bellerophon slept, he dreamed that Athena set a golden bridle beside him, saying "Sleepest thou, prince of the house of Aiolos? Come, take this charm for the steed and show it to the Tamer as thou makest sacrifice to him of a white bull." It was there when he awoke. found and approached Pegasus while it drank from a well and progressed to tame it. Bellerophon mounted the tamed flying steed and flew off to where the Chimera was said to dwell. Originating from a sculptor's studio with more than twenty year presence in the greek market this classic mythological scene that stands 11.8"x16.5" height (30cmx42cm) Lightly painted by hand is the artist representation of the classic scene repeated in many variations and vases and architectural elements. Imperfection has been used in the creation to mimic the effect of an ancient piece of temple's pediment that has been found retaining some of the original colors. Aeon Amaltheas Ltd represents artists with continuous and distinguished presence in the Greek market. Information about the article: Made of fired gypsum this stele mimics a part of temple's pediment. Stands 11.8"x16.5" height (30cmx42cm)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. 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 stele representing the taming of flying horse Pegasus by the hero Bellerephontes, Type: Stele, Material: Fired gypsum, Colour: White, Culture: Greek, Measurements (cm): 30x42, Hero: Bellerephontes, Mythical Animal: Pegasus, Title: The Taming of Pegasus

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