Winged horse bronze sculpture, Hindu origin, 20th century.
Size: cm 33 x 22 hight
Weight: Kg 4,374
Pegasus, as we are used to call it, is a mythological figure who, with different names but similar attributes, is present in many cultures. In Greek mythology Pegasus is the offspring of the Olympian god Poseidon. He was foaled by the Gorgon Medusa upon her death, when the hero Perseus decapitated her.
In Islamic tradition the Burāq is a mythical creature that was said to be a transport for certain prophets. Also called Haizum is the horse of the archangel Gabriel. It is a white, flaming, spiritual horse that can fly swiftly from one cosmic plane to another in a second.
Haizum was God’s gift to Gabriel for pleasing Him. The qianlima is a mythical horse that originates from the Chinese classics and is commonly portrayed in East Asian mythology. The winged horse is said to be too swift and elegant to be mounted by any mortal man and is named after its ability to travel one thousand li in a single day.
In the shamanistic tradition of East Asia and Central Asia. The wind horse is a symbol of the human soul. In Tibetan Buddhism, it was included as the pivotal element in the center of the four animals symbolizing the cardinal directions and a symbol of the idea of well-being or good fortune.
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