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Figurine of head of Medusa

Italic, Etrusco-Roman
Hellenistic Period
3rd century B.C.


Dimensions

21.8 x 17.7 cm (8 9/16 x 6 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

97.228

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Forehead contracted, above are two serpents with heads facing one another. Wings above the temples; at the sides serpents; two serpents tied in a knot under the chin; their heads broken off. Both wings much restored. Traces of white slip.

Provenance

By date unknown: Elizabeth W. Perkins Collection; gift to MFA from Elizabeth W. Perkins, 1897

Credit Line

Gift of Elizabeth W. Perkins