Antefix, Mask

Greek, South Italian


Place of Manufacture: Tarentum, Italy

Dimensions

25.2 cm (9 15/16 in.); Legacy dimension: 0.252 greatest D.

Accession Number

00.319

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

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.

Provenance

By 1900: with E. P. Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Sicily); purchased by MFA from E. P. Warren, February 1900

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund