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Antefix, Mask

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Mask of Medusa of fine type, surrounded by snakes. Numerous faint traces of color. Face was yellow with pink cheeks; brows, lashes, and iris of eyes black, with yellowish circle about the pupil; snakes black; hair has traces of deep yellow. Rim broken off above right temple, and below left...

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By 1900: with E. P. Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Sicily); purchased by MFA from E. P. Warren, February 1900

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, South Italian,

Place of Manufacture

Tarentum, Italy


25.2 cm (9 15/16 in.); Legacy dimension: 0.252 greatest D.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World