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Cast of an antique relief of a chimera

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Museum number: M1459

Curatorial note

A chimera is a hybrid fire-breathing monster in Greek mythology. The creature depicted here has a goat's head, with horns, a winged lion's body and possibly a serpent for a tail, although this is hard to tell.


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