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Medusa & the Gorgons | Greek vase, Athenian black figure amphora

 

P23.15 GORGONES

Museum Collection: Musée du Louvre, Paris, France
Catalogue No.: Louvre E857
Beazley Archive No.: 310026
Ware: Attic Black Figure
Shape: Amphora, Neck
Painter: Attributed to the Oll Group or Tyrrhenian Group
Date: ca 570 - 550 BC
Period: Archaic

SUMMARY

A pair of Gorgones, with wide-stepping stride, wing their way in pursuit of the hero Perseus. The monsters are depicted as winged maidens, with broad cauldron shaped heads crowned with four upraised serpent heads, large staring eyes and wide, grinning, toothed mouths.

ARTICLESGorgones

 
 
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