"Pegasus" Cameo

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Hand Carved Cameo

Category: Art Masterpieces

Pegasus is the most famous of the winged horses. 
According to the myth, it was born from the soil bathed in spilled blood when
 Perseus cut Medusa's neck. A wild and free animal, Pegasus is initially used by Zeus 
to transport lightning bolts to Olympus. Thanks to the bridles received as a gift from Athena, 
it was subsequently domesticated by Bellerophon, who used it as a mount to kill the Chimera. 
After the death of the hero, which happened to have fallen from Pegasus, the winged horse 
returns among the gods.

Genuine hand carved shell cameo
Cameo size: 77 mm
Shell: Cassis Madagascariensis

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