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Terracotta plate

Attributed to the Chimaera Painter
Middle Corinthian
ca. 600–575 B.C.
Greek, Corinthian
Terracotta; black-figure
diameter 12 1/4in. (31.1cm)
Credit Line:
Dodge Fund, 1941
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 152
Bellerophon, a Corinthian hero who mastered the winged horse, Pegasos, slew the monstrous Chimaera, a composite of lion, goat, and dragon, as depicted on this plate.
Said to be from Attica

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1941. "Two Early Greek Vases." Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 36(9): pp. 187-8, fig. 1.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. pp. 38, 185, pl. 25a, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

Kossatz-Deissmann, Anneliese, Brigitte Servais-Soyez, Fulvio Canciani, Giovannangelo Camporeale, Hans Peter Isler, Ingrid Krauskopf, Odette Touchefeu-Meynier, Marcel Le Glay, and Dr. Jean-Charles Balty. 1986. Atherion-Eros, Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, Vol. 3. Chimaira, no. 93, Zürich: Artemis Verlag Zurich und Munchen.

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