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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
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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
2004.95.0028.jpg
Frontal head of Medusa
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2004.95.0029.jpg
2004.95.0029.jpg
Top view of Medusa antefix.
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2004.95.0030.jpg
2004.95.0030.jpg
Rear view of Medusa anfix.
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2005.89.0052.jpg
2005.89.0052.jpg

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2005.90.0037.jpg
2005.90.0037.jpg

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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
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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