Gorgoneion relief

Greek, South Italian


Dimensions

6.2 x 6.5 cm (2 7/16 x 2 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

01.7996

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements

Gorgoneion relief. Same as 01.7992, but with an irregular break across the upper right hand corner. The back ofthis relief is chipped. Grinning mouth and protruding tongue. On top of the head is the base of a column, on each side of which is a couchant lion. Red on the column.

Provenance

By date unknown: W. H. Forman Collection; by 1900: with Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, 13 Wellington Street, Strand, London (sale of the Forman Collection, part 2, July 2-5, 1900, lot 192); by 1901: with Edward Perry Warren (said to have been found at Capua); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, December 1901

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution