Greek, South Italian
Place of Manufacture: Italy, Tarentum
25.2 cm (9 15/16 in.); Legacy dimension: 0.252 greatest D.
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Mask of Medusa of fine type, surrounded by snakes. Numerous faint traces of color. Face was yellow with pink cheeks; brows, lashes, and iris of eyes black, with yellowish circle about the pupil; snakes black; hair has traces of deep yellow. Rim broken off above right temple, and below left cheek, including lower part of chin.
By 1900: with E. P. Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Sicily); purchased by MFA from E. P. Warren, February 1900
Henry Lillie Pierce Fund