Terracotta gorgoneion antefix (roof tile)

Greek, South Italian, Tarentine

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171

The style of this gorgoneion antefix is of a transitional type between the archaic, more fierce Medusa and the calm Medusa of later centuries. Traces of white slip remain on her face, and a few traces of paint from the once bright yellow hair can still be seen on her head. The irises of her eyes would have been painted blue or black.

Terracotta gorgoneion antefix (roof tile), Terracotta, Greek, South Italian, Tarentine

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