Date: 6th century B.C.
Culture: Greek, South Italian, Tarentine
Dimensions: H.: 8 x 10 1/2 x 1 1/4 in. (20.3 cm)
Credit Line: Fletcher Fund, 1926
Accession Number: 26.60.73
This terracotta antefix with the head of Medusa originally decorated the edge of a roof of a building. The head of Medusa, a frequently featured device, would have been appropriate along the facade of a building, warding off any approaching evil.