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Head of Medusa

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Applique head of Medusa. Circular disc, concave beneath, smiling features; snaky hair; pinkish gray color; unglazed, traces of yellow, white and gilding; broken and mended.

Provenance

From Naukratis, Cemetery. 1886-7: excavated by William Matthew Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the EEF by the Egyptian government; December 22, 1887, presented to the MFA by the EEF. (Accession date: 1888).

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

Greek,

Findspot

Naukratis, Egypt

Accession Number

88.784

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture