Angell, Samuel
Sculptured metopes discovered amongst the ruins of the ancient city of Selinus in Sicily by William Harris and Samuel Angell in the year 1823 — London, 1826

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waist, and to this is attached some drapery, which hangs down
in folds. The " m^a *iit\u,"t or talaria', are curiously represent-
ed ; they cover the feet entirely, and the front part is attached
to the ancle by thongs ; they bear some resemblance to the an-
cient greaves, but there can be little or no doubt that they are
intended for the talaria, as it is hardly probable that so import-
ant a part of the equipment of Perseus for this expedition would
have been omitted by the sculptor, who has been so careful in
representing him as provided with all the other attributes he is
said to have been furnished with on that celebrated occasion.

There is some elegance and spirit in the form of the young
Pegasus, who appears just bounding from the earth. The line
on the body immediately under the arm of Medusa, marks the
right wing, which was probably coloured ; the upper part, form-
ing the termination of it, was not found. On the fascia or ca-
pital, a mseander ornament was painted, which is seen more dis-
tinctly in the metope shewn in the following Plate.

" » • • and thought to be represented upon a coin of Amastus in Papldagonia." Fos-
broke, Encycl. of Antiquities. MedaiUes de Peup. xi. pi. 40.

' Many of the figures of Mercury upon the ancient Sicilian vases are represented with
the talaria in this manner.
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