Head of Medusa

Greek


Findspot: Egypt, Naukratis, Cemetery

Accession Number

88.791

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Applique winged Medusa-head. Wings spread from forehead; both broken and mended; dull reddish-brown; unglazed; slightest traces of applied color.

Provenance

From Naukratis, Cemetery. 1886-7: excavated by William Matthew Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the EEF by the Egyptian government; December 22, 1887, presented to the MFA by the EEF. (Accession date: 1888).

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription