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(classical mythology) a mythical being that is half man and half horse

a conspicuous constellation in the southern hemisphere near the Southern Cross

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The centauress in the picture by Zeuxis 'ressemble a ces superbes cavales de Thessalie, qui n'ont point encore ete domptes, et n'ont jamais flechi sous l'ecuyer', says Lucian in the Ballu translation, and a propos of the centauress on her mount, he comments: 'Du reste ces deux corps sont fondus avec tant d'art, les traits qui forment la reunion de la femme et de la cavale, sont menages avec tant de douceur et d'adresse, qu'ils echappent, pour ainsi dire, a l'oeil du spectateur, qui passe de l'une a l'autre sans s'en apercevoir.
Evidently Cupid has not stricken him with love for his centauress.
29) In the central foreground, the centauress Hylonome gently cradles her dead beloved, Cyllarus, eliciting the sympathy of the viewer, who is made to feel the deep pathos of her loss and grief.