Gorgoneion relief

Greek, South Italian


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

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


Europe, The Ancient World


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.


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