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Accession_Number 2004.5.1
adlib_title moulded medusa antefix
Shape Medusa antefix
Shape_description Frontal head of Medusa.
Material Terracotta
Fabric
Fabric_description
Munsell_color
Decoration The face is moulded, with ringlets at forehead, beaded hair at sides, and wavy locks as a beard, tongue protruding from mouth. The face is encircled in a u-shaped element terminating in volutes; petals on the outside. The face and other decoration are painted brown; a painted band beneath the face indicates the top of the dress.
Inscriptions
Condition Approximately 1/3 of the original remains (lower right corner), which has been restored with modern plaster, mostly undecorated. Where original paint remains it has been dulled and is scratched.
Technique/Style Moulded
Provenance
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Image
2004.95.0027.jpg
2004.95.0027.jpg
Frontal view head of Medusa.
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2004.95.0028.jpg
Frontal head of Medusa
2004.95.0029.jpg
2004.95.0029.jpg
Top view of Medusa antefix.
2004.95.0030.jpg
2004.95.0030.jpg
Rear view of Medusa anfix.
2005.89.0052.jpg
2005.89.0052.jpg

2005.90.0037.jpg
2005.90.0037.jpg

2007.01.0057.jpg
2007.01.0057.jpg
Front view of the front of a Medusa antefix.
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2011.03.0005.jpg
Front view of the front of a Medusa antefix.
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Height
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Location Myth and religion
Edited_by Amy; Kinsey
Date_edited 13.05.2004; 11.01.2006
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