CRETAN BRONZE HELMET WITH PEGASUS

Ancient Greek life size helmet from the island of Crete, dated to 1100 B.C. Handmade in Greece of solid bronze, an exact museum reproduction. Pegasus is one of the best known mythological creatures in Greek mythology. He is a winged divine horse, usually depicted as white in colour. He was sired by Poseidon, in his role as horse-god, and foaled by the Gorgon Medusa. 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. 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 constellationPegasus and placed him up in the sky. This helmet, as with all our other bronze items, are cast in Greece, using the traditional 'lost wax' method, therefore each piece is unique. It was Handmade in Greece, stands 24 centimeters high, 20 centimeters width and weighs approximately 5 kg.

 

Helmet Details:

Condition: New, Handmade in Greece.

Material: Bronze

Height: 24cm (9.4")

Width: 20cm (7.8")

Weight: 5 kg

Please be aware that, due to the fact that our products are either individually cast, carved, painted and hand finished, there will inevitably be minor variations in size, colour and texture.(7)