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L3.5B GORGONEION SHIELD

Gorgoneion Shield | Attic black figure vase painting
DETAILS
Museum Collection Musée du Louvre, Paris
Catalogue No. Paris F53
Beazley Archive No. 310309
Ware Attic Black Figure
Shape Amphora
Painter Attributed to Group E Potter
Date ca 550 - 540 B.C.
Period Archaic

DESCRIPTION

Detail of the shield of Geryon emblazoned with the image of a Gorgoneion (Gorgon's head). Geryon was himself a grandson of the Gorgon Medusa. The monster is depicted with a round face, wide mouth, boar's tusk, protruding tongue, bstaring eyes, a beard, and coiling serpents in its hair.

ARTICLES

Gorgons, Geryon

OTHER IMAGES

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