Terracotta antefix (roof tile)

Greek, South Italian, Tarentine

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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.

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

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