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Gorgoneion relief

Gorgoneion relief. Same as 01.7992, but lacks right hand upper corner. Grinning mouth and protruding tongue. On top of the head is the base of a column, on each side of which is a couchant lion. Red on the column.

Provenance

By date unknown: W. H. Forman Collection; by 1900: with Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, 13 Wellington Street, Strand, London (sale of the Forman Collection, part 2, July 2-5, 1900, lot 192); by 1901: with Edward Perry Warren (said to have been found at Capua); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, December 1901

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution

Greek, South Italian,

Accession Number

01.7994

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements