Gorgoneion relief

Greek, South Italian


6.1 x 7.1 cm (2 3/8 x 2 13/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


Europe, The Ancient World


Architectural elements

Gorgoneion relief. Head and upper edge of shoulder of Medusa; a bar across the top on which rest two nude feet with a couchant lamb facing away from the center. Traces of red on the shoulder.


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