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Gorgon head - Medusa head

Greek bronze hydria kalpis with ovoid body and vertical handle with engraved and plastic decor showing a siren. The upper rim, the foot and the handles sideways are decorated with pearl and lozenges cymatia. Greek, 3rd quarter 5th century B.C. 44 cm high. Private collection

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Phrygian antefix with griffin and head of Medusa, 3rd century B.C. 28 cm long. Private collection

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Gorgon head, Greek antefix with Gorgon head, archaic period, 5th century B.C. 15 xm high. Private collection

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Etruscan terracotta antefix from Capua, 6th century B.C. Terracotta painted in black and red, depicting the head of a Gorgon within a border of palmettes. National Museum Scotland

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Greek antefix, Tarantine terracotta antefix, late 6th century B.C. Semi-circular in form, molded with a gorgoneion, the wide face with large almond-shaped eyes and a prominent nose, the tongue protruding through fanged teeth, with a pronounced chin, the beard with pointed locks, stylized hair across the forehead, three rows of braids framing the face, 20 cm high. Private collection, from The Timemchineco gallery

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Roman terracotta antefix with Medusa, 1st century A.D. Terracotta antefix in the form of an upright palmette emerging from the head of Medusa, the palmette with a straight central and curled sideward petals, the round face of the Gorgoneion with wide almondshaped eyes, scalloped hair and a faint grimacing smile, 23.2 cm high. Private collection

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Etruscan terracotta relief akroter with Gorgo with two winged horse, 6th century B.C. Etruscan terracotta relief akroter with Etruscan Master of the beast Potnia Theron between two horses, red and black painting, 30.5 cm high. Private collection

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Greek polychromed terracotta antefix, 6th century B.C. From Sicily, represent Gorgon, 17.5 cm high. Private collection

Gorgon on Greek bronze trefoil oinochoe with Gorgon applique, 5th century B.C. The Gorgon or Medusa is shown in typical Archaic style with a monstrous head facing the on looker, her eyes bulging and her mouth snarled into a ferocious smile. She has wide out stretched wings behind her back and her hands are placed on her hips, the rim of the jug is cast with a very fine ovolo pattern below a line of raised balls, 13.3 cm high. Private collection

Medusa head, Greek Canosan Medusa antefix, 4th century B.C. Polychrome Canosan antefix showing the facing head of Medusa with traces of original black, pink and white pigments surviving, the serpents particularly well represented, 21 cm diameter. Private collection

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