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Relief of Gorgoneion

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Gorgoneion relief. Grinning mouth and protruding tongue. On top of the head is the base of a column, on each side of which is a couchaant 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,

Dimensions

6 x 8.8 cm (2 3/8 x 3 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

01.7992

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements