P23.19 POSEIDON, GORGON & MEDUSA
|Museum Collection||Museum of Fine Arts, Boston|
|Catalogue No.||Boston 01.8070|
|Beazley Archive No.||N/A|
|Ware||Boeotian Black Figure|
|Date||Late C5th B.C.|
The Gorgon Medusa lies dead, beheaded by the hero Perseus. On the left, the god Poseidon strides forward with a trident in one hand and a dolphin at his feet. One of the Gorgons rushes towards him with arms outstretched. She is crowned with a pair of serpents and wears two snakes tied as a girdle about the waist. Behind her, Medusa lies dead with blood squirting from the severed stump of her neck. The winged, horse Pegasus flies just above her, born in the gout of blood.
This image is a montage of several photos of the vase.