P23.2 PERSEUS, ATHENA & THE HEAD OF MEDUSA
|Museum Collection||Museum of Fine Arts, Boston|
|Catalogue No.||Boston 1970.237|
|Beazley Archive No.||N/A|
|Ware||Apulian Red Figure|
|Painter||Attributed to the Tarporley Painter|
|Date||ca 400 - 385 B.C.|
Athena receives the head of the Gorgon Medusa from Perseus. The hero wears the winged boots of Hermes and the cap of Hades which is depicted as a peaked Phrygian cap. Athena holds the Gorgoneion in her hand and its image is reflected in the polished surface of her shield.