10 December 2004
A MONUMENTAL ETRUSCAN NENFRO GORGONEION
CIRCA 3RD-2ND CENTURY B.C.
Preserving the upper half of a head of Medusa, with large open wings in the center-parted hair, the feathers indicated, the hair rolled back around the sides of her face, the individual locks well defined, the thickly-lidded almond-shaped eyes unarticulated
37 in. (94 cm.) wide
with Galerie Nefer, Zurich (Ausstellungskatalog, 1991).
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For related examples see nos. 40-41, 58 and 60 in Krauskopf, "Gorgones (in Etruria)" in LIMC.
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