THE PEGASUS VASE & THE APOTHEOSIS OF HOMER
The jasperware vase with applied reliefs (1786), impressed WEDGWOOD, known as the 'Pegasus Vase', takes its name from the winged horse which is depicted on its lid. The main scene was designed by J. Flaxman junior, and shows the 'Apotheosis of Homer', copied from a Greek vase bought by the British Museum in 1763 from the Hamilton collection (GR 1772.3-20.26 (Vase E 460)).
The Apotheosis of Homer scene also appears on this jasperware plaque (1786) in the British Museum. Marks: WEDGWOOD impressed twice.
Wednesday, May 7, 2014
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THE PEGASUS VASE & THE APOTHEOSIS OF HOMER, © Steve Kershaw, licensed under .