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Centaur Collection

Background imageCentaur Collection: The Last Caravan by A. E. Bestall

The Last Caravan by A. E. Bestall
A colour illustration by Alfred Bestall showing a fantasy scene where a group of travellers are being spied on from woodland by a centaur and female imps

Background imageCentaur Collection: Metope. Parthenon marbles depicting part of the batlle betwe

Metope. Parthenon marbles depicting part of the batlle betwe
South metope XXX. Parthenon marbles depicting part of the batlle between the Centaurs and the Lapiths. 5th c. BC. Athens. British Museum. London. United Kingdom

Background imageCentaur Collection: Bertram Mills Circus

Bertram Mills Circus
A centaur style illustration, featuring a clown and a circus horse, adorn the cover of a programme for performances at Olympia, London

Background imageCentaur Collection: Female Centaur & Harp

Female Centaur & Harp
A centauress gallops with a harp in one hand, a two-legged friend in the other, with whom she is making music

Background imageCentaur Collection: Greyhounds arriving at Wembley by car

Greyhounds arriving at Wembley by car
Greyhound arriving at Wembley after being transported in a Commer Centaur, with a well sprung chassis for added comfort

Background imageCentaur Collection: Centaur in Labyrinth

Centaur in Labyrinth
A centaur in a labyrinth

Background imageCentaur Collection: Sagittarius

Sagittarius
The Constellation Sagittarius

Background imageCentaur Collection: The horse through the ages

The horse through the ages
Various women riding horses. Date: 1918

Background imageCentaur Collection: Ocyrrhoe - Mare

Ocyrrhoe - Mare
The daughter of the centaur Chiron tells Aesculapius that he will be a famous physician, but she is turned into a mare for her presumption

Background imageCentaur Collection: Centaur, chimera, Greek sphynx, Egyptian sphinx

Centaur, chimera, Greek sphynx, Egyptian sphinx
Mythical creatures: centaur 1, chimera 2, Greek sphinx 3, Egyptian sphinx 4, gryllus 5 and siren 6. Handcoloured copperplate engraving after Johann Christian Wilhelm Waitz from Friedrich Johann

Background imageCentaur Collection: Land Rover Centaur

Land Rover Centaur
A Land Rover Centaur, half-track conversion of the Land Rover V-8 Defender at the British Army Equipment Exhibition, held at Aldershot from 23-27 June 1980. Date: 1980

Background imageCentaur Collection: Centaur 2A, Central Aircraft Company

Centaur 2A, Central Aircraft Company

Background imageCentaur Collection: Centaur 2A Central Aircraft Company early 1900s

Centaur 2A Central Aircraft Company early 1900s

Background imageCentaur Collection: House of the Centaur, Pompeii, Italy, Victorian period

House of the Centaur, Pompeii, Italy, Victorian period

Background imageCentaur Collection: WW2 - HMS Hermes Aircraft Carrier

WW2 - HMS Hermes Aircraft Carrier
An illustration of HMS Hermes, a British Centaur class aircraft carrier, with biplanes flying above. Date: circa 1940s

Background imageCentaur Collection: Fantaisie

Fantaisie
This illustration shows the definitive figure of a young woman wearing a matching red hat and coat, holding out a wreath in appreciation, with one hand resting on her bicycle

Background imageCentaur Collection: HMS Centaur at the Diamond Rock, Martinique, West Indies

HMS Centaur at the Diamond Rock, Martinique, West Indies Date: early 1800s

Background imageCentaur Collection: Illuminated calendar for October 1846

Illuminated calendar for October 1846
Calendar for October with figures of Malachi and St. Simon, quote from Tyrus, disciples, boar, birds, foliage and castles. From an illuminated Book of Hours of the Duke the Anjou. 1380

Background imageCentaur Collection: Ancient vase in the possession of J. P. Anderdon

Ancient vase in the possession of J. P. Anderdon
Ancient vase in the possession of J.P. Anderdon. Vase in red clay with black design of man in lionskin (Hercules) fighting centaurs

Background imageCentaur Collection: Sea battle between Roman and Carthaginian warships

Sea battle between Roman and Carthaginian warships
Sea battle between the Roman and Carthaginian warships with various battering rams and prows, including a centaur. Handcoloured copperplate drawn

Background imageCentaur Collection: The Meeting of St. Anthony and St. Paul by Sassetta

The Meeting of St. Anthony and St. Paul by Sassetta (1392-1450) - Sienese - painted on wood panel Date: circa 1450

Background imageCentaur Collection: Advert for Centaur tricycles 1884

Advert for Centaur tricycles 1884
Latest inventions and improvement in bicycles. Date: 1884

Background imageCentaur Collection: Nessus and Dejanira

Nessus and Dejanira
The centaur Nessus abducts Herakless wife Dejanira

Background imageCentaur Collection: AMX at Fairford

AMX at Fairford
Embraer/Aermacchi AMX Centaur MM7132 3-04 from the RSV, at the 1993 Royal International Air Tattoo - RAF Fairford 21 to 27 July 1993. Date: 1993

Background imageCentaur Collection: South metope XXXI. Parthenon marbles depicting part of the b

South metope XXXI. Parthenon marbles depicting part of the b
South metope XXXI from the Parthenon marbles depicting part of the battle between the Centaurs and Lapiths. 5th century BC. Athens. British Museum. London. United Kingdom

Background imageCentaur Collection: Andrea Mantegna (1431-1506). Triumph of the Virtues

Andrea Mantegna (1431-1506). Triumph of the Virtues
Renaissance. Andrea Mantegna (1431-1506). Italian painter. Triumph of the Virtues (Minerva Expelling the Vices from the Garden of Virtue). 1502. Louvre

Background imageCentaur Collection: Centaur kidnapping a young woman. Battle of the Lapiths

Centaur kidnapping a young woman. Battle of the Lapiths and the Centaurs. Decoration of the Temple of Zeus in the Sanctuary of Olympia. 5th century B.C. Parian marble. West pediment

Background imageCentaur Collection: Centaur Phyllirides. Engraving in Poeticon Astronomicon, by

Centaur Phyllirides. Engraving in Poeticon Astronomicon, by
Constellation Centaurus. Centaur Phyllirides. Engraving in Poeticon Astronomicon, by Gaius Julius Hyginus (ca.64 BC-17 AD). Edited in Venice, 1485. Incunable. Colored

Background imageCentaur Collection: Metope. Parthenon marbles. Battle between the Centaurs and t

Metope. Parthenon marbles. Battle between the Centaurs and t
Metope IV from the Parthenon marbles depicting part of the battle between the Centaurs and the Lapiths. 5th century BC. Athens. British Museum. London. United Kingdom

Background imageCentaur Collection: Roman sarcophagus. About 140 AD. Marriage of Dionysus and Ad

Roman sarcophagus. About 140 AD. Marriage of Dionysus and Adriadne. Detail Adriane in the carriage. Glyptothek. Munich. Germany

Background imageCentaur Collection: Parthenon. Metope XXIX. Centaur holding a fighter defeated

Parthenon. Metope XXIX. Centaur holding a fighter defeated
Greek Art. Metope on the south side of the Parthenon. 5th century B.C. A Centaur holding a fighter defeated. Metope XXIX. It comes from the Acropolis in Athens. British Museum. London. England. UK

Background imageCentaur Collection: Greek art. Greece. Terracotta neck amphora. 7th century BC

Greek art. Greece. Terracotta neck amphora. 7th century BC. Proto-Attic Period. It represents Herakles grabbing the hair of the centaur Nessus. Behind Herakles, a four-horse chariot and a driver

Background imageCentaur Collection: Byzantine relief. Greece. Marble with mythological represen

Byzantine relief. Greece. Marble with mythological represen
BYZANTINE ART. GREECE. Marble relief with mythological representation. Dated from the latest XI century and early XII century. It comes from Athens. Byzantine Museum. Athens

Background imageCentaur Collection: Female Centaur & Thyrsus

Female Centaur & Thyrsus
A centauress gallops with a friend who holds a thyrsus (an ornamental staff), which - with the branch she holds - suggests that they are taking part in Dionysian revelry

Background imageCentaur Collection: Zodiac - Birthday Horoscope - Sagittarius The Archer

Zodiac - Birthday Horoscope - Sagittarius The Archer (November 21st to December 21st). Apparently Sagittarians are good riders! Date: circa 1920s

Background imageCentaur Collection: Fantastic Adventures - The Return of Jongor

Fantastic Adventures - The Return of Jongor
Cover of Fantastic Adventures, April 1944, featuring the story The Return of Jongor by Robert Moore Williams. A warrior attacks a club-wielding centaur with a spear. Date: 1944

Background imageCentaur Collection: South metope XXXII. Parthenon marbles depicting part of the

South metope XXXII. Parthenon marbles depicting part of the
South metope XXXII from the Parthenon marbles depicting part of the battle between the Centaurs and Lapiths. 5th century BC. Athens. British Museum. London. United Kingdom

Background imageCentaur Collection: Metope. Parthenon marbles. Centaur. 5th century BC

Metope. Parthenon marbles. Centaur. 5th century BC
Metope V from the Parthenon marbles depicting part of the battle between the Centaurs and the Lapiths. Centuur. 5th century BC. Athens. British Museum. London. United Kingdom

Background imageCentaur Collection: Metope. Parthenon marbles. Battle between the Centaurs and A

Metope. Parthenon marbles. Battle between the Centaurs and A
Metope II from the Parthenon marbles depicting part of the battle between the Centaurs and Athenian hero. 5th century BC. Athens. British Museum. London. United Kingdom

Background imageCentaur Collection: Sarcophagus. Modern work after 2nd century AD originals. Mar

Sarcophagus. Modern work after 2nd century AD originals. Mar
Front side of sarcophagus. Modern work after 2nd century AD originals. Marriage of Dionysus and Adriane. Glyptothek. Munich. Germany

Background imageCentaur Collection: Phoenician. Lycian Sarcophagus. 5th BC. Batlle of centaurs

Phoenician. Lycian Sarcophagus. 5th BC. Batlle of centaurs
Phoenician. Lycian Sarcophagus. 5th BC. Made out of Paros marble. Detail. Batlle of centaurs. Royal Necropolis of Sidon. Lebanon. Istanbul Archaeological Museum. Turkey

Background imageCentaur Collection: Reliefs of Sanctuary of Athena. Pergamon

Reliefs of Sanctuary of Athena. Pergamon
Sanctuary of Athena. 2nd century BC. Fragment of the frieze depicting marine centaurs. Acropolis of Pergamum. Pergamon Museum. Berlin. Germany

Background imageCentaur Collection: Lekythos black-figure with scenes of Centauromachy. Late 6th

Lekythos black-figure with scenes of Centauromachy. Late 6th century and first half of 5th century BC. Olympia Archaeological Museum. Ilia Province. Peloponnese region. Greece

Background imageCentaur Collection: The struggle of the Lapita and centaurs at the wedding Pirit

The struggle of the Lapita and centaurs at the wedding Pirit
Decoration of the Temple of Zeus in the Sanctuary of Olympia. 5th century B.C. Parian marble sculptures that decorated the west pediment of the temple and represent the struggle of the Lapita

Background imageCentaur Collection: Sea Furies on HMS Centaur aircraft carrier

Sea Furies on HMS Centaur aircraft carrier
A line of Sea Furies on the flight deck of HMS Centaur (R06) aircraft carrier. Date: circa 1954

Background imageCentaur Collection: Mural from the House of the Toilet of Hermaphrodite

Mural from the House of the Toilet of Hermaphrodite.. Handcolored lithograph from an illustration by Wilhelm Zahn from Ornaments of all classical art epochs after the originals

Background imageCentaur Collection: Centaur carrying a youth and teaching him to play the lyre

Centaur carrying a youth and teaching him to play the lyre.. Painting removed from a wall of a room, possibly a triclinium or dining room, in a house in Pompeii in 1749

Background imageCentaur Collection: Bacchant subduing a charging centaur

Bacchant subduing a charging centaur.. Painting removed from a wall of a room, possibly a triclinium or dining room, in a house in Pompeii in 1749. It shows a bacchant subduing a charging centaur



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