L3.5B GORGONEION SHIELD
|Museum Collection||Musée du Louvre, Paris|
|Catalogue No.||Paris F53|
|Beazley Archive No.||310309|
|Ware||Attic Black Figure|
|Painter||Attributed to Group E Potter|
|Date||ca 550 - 540 B.C.|
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.