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Medallion with the head of Medusa

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Round medallion with the head of Medusa, full front, in repoussé. The eyes were inserted; one is lost, the other appears to be of dark blue paste. A pair of snake's heads appear on top of her head, and their tails are tied below her chin. The roundel is edged with beaded wire. On the back are...

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By 1898: with Edward Perry Warren (one of a group of objects according to Warren's records: bought from a Corinthian in Greece. All [98.740, 98.785, 98.796-98.797] from one tomb at Xylocastro. 1898); 1898: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 69,618.13 (this figure is the total price for MFA 98.641-98.940)

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Hellenistic Period, 2nd century B.C.


Diameter: 2.2 cm (7/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Gold; enamel


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Brooches