Capital with Protom of Pegasus

Illustration

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 11 May 2018

Pegasus, a mythical winged divine stallion, was a prominent creature in the Greek mythology. This marble capital depicts Pegasus. First half of the 6th century CE. Possibly from Kathisma, Hippodrome, Sultanahmet, in modern-day Turkey. (Museum of Archaeology, Istanbul, Turkey).



About the Author

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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