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Figurine of head of Medusa

Forehead contracted, above are two serpents with heads facing one another. Wings above the temples; at the sides serpents; two serpents tied in a knot under the chin; their heads broken off. Both wings much restored. Traces of white slip.

Provenance

By date unknown: Elizabeth W. Perkins Collection; gift to MFA from Elizabeth W. Perkins, 1897

Credit Line

Gift of Elizabeth W. Perkins

Italic, Etrusco-Roman, Hellenistic Period, 3rd century B.C.

Accession Number

97.228

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture