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. Snakes under left side of face and on background at right of head. Traces of white slip on right eye. Red between left shoulder and face. Same as 01.7984.


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