Galleries : Undying Tales 2019/2020 : UT 17 - Seahorse



SEAHORSE - 6.5x6.5 inches $180.00 (SOLD) Seahorse I - 3.5x4.5 inches $50.00 (SOLD) Leafy Sea Dragon - 3.5x4.5 inches $50.00 (SOLD) Mermaid - 4.5x7 inches $150.00 (SOLD) Hippocampi - 6.5x6.5 inches $175.00 (SOLD)

Highlighted Species: Hippocampus guttulatus

Status: not enough data, but all seahorses are affected due to warming oceans and pollution, as well as trade for aquarium and Chinese medicine.

From the ancient Phoenician city-state of Tyre, one of the earliest depictions of a hippocampus can be found showing the god Melqart riding upon a creature that has the head of a horse, tail of a dolphin, and wings. The name that we know this beast by, comes from later Greek mythology, the hippocampus. Poseidon of the sea rode in a chariot drawn by these mythic creatures who had serpentine coils, fish-fine manes, and a horse*s head. They cut through the waves of the sea with the swiftness of equines mounts upon land. When fishermen caught sea-horses in their nets, they were said to be the offspring of Poseidon’s hippocampi.

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Size: 6 x 6 inches
Medium: Ink
©2020, Stephanie Law

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