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The Gorgoneion or head of Medusa | Greek vase, Athenian red figrue hydria

P23.3 GORGONEION

Museum Collection: British Museum,
London, United Kingdom
Catalogue Number: London E180
Beazley Archive Number: 202205
Ware: Attic Red Figure
Shape: Hydria
Painter: Attributed to the Group of London E445
Date: ca 460 BC
Period: Late Archaic / Early Classical

SUMMARY

A Gorgoneion (Gorgon's head). The rounded face of the Gorgon is depicted with large staring eyes, studded ears, a broad tusked mouth and protruding tongue. It is surrounded by a ring of coiled serpents.

ARTICLESGorgones

 
 
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