ANCIENT ART
MYTHOLOGY IN THE ART | Greek mythology | Gorgons
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1. SCULPTURE. Rome.
Antefix in the form of the head of Medusa Gorgon from Capua.
6th century BCE.
Campania.
2. MOSAIC. Greece.
Mosaic floor with Medusa’s head.
Piraeus.
2nd cent. CE.
Athens, National Archaeological Museum.
3. MOSAIC. Greece.
Mosaic floor with Medusa’s head.
Piraeus.
2nd cent. CE.
Athens, National Archaeological Museum.
4. CERAMICS. Greece.
Symposiasts (banqueters).
Interior of the black-figure eye-cup (type A). Attic.
Attributed to Andokides as potter and painted in the manner of the Lysippides Painter.
Clay. Ca. 520 BCE.
Inv. No. 87.AE.22.
Los Angeles (USA), John Paul Getty Museum, The Getty Villa Malibu.
5. SCULPTURE. Rome.
Head of Medusa, so-called “Rondanini Medusa.”
Marble. Roman copy after a Greek original by Phidias ca. 440 BCE, which was set on the shield of Athena Parthenos.
Inv. No. 252.
Munich, Glyptotek.
6. SCULPTURE. Etruria.
Relief slab with mask of Gorgon from the Belvedere Temple in Orvieto.
Terracotta. 4th cent. BCE.
Inv. No. 1346.
Orvieto, Claudio Faina Archaeological Museum.
7. MOSAIC. Greece.
Mosaic floor with Medusa’s head.
From a room in a large building in Patras.
2nd cent. CE.
Patras, New Archaeological Museum.
8. MOSAIC. Greece.
Mosaic floor with Medusa’s head.
From a room in a large building in Patras.
2nd cent. CE.
Patras, New Archaeological Museum.
9. SCULPTURE. Rome.
Apollo playing cither (sarcophagus of pope Anacletus II).
Marble. The 3rd — beginning of the 4th cent. CE.
Rome, Basilica of Saint Paul Outside the Walls, cloister.
10. SCULPTURE. Rome.
Marsyas receiving Apollo’s punishment (sarcophagus of pope Anacletus II).
Marble. The 3rd — beginning of the 4th cent. CE.
Rome, Basilica of Saint Paul Outside the Walls, cloister.
11. GLYPTICS. Rome.
Head of Medusa.
Onyx.
Rome, Capitoline Museums.
12. SCULPTURE. Rome.
Cupids making and carrying weapons.
Side of a sarcophagus.
White marble. 2nd century (Antonine Period)
Rome, Roman National Museum, Baths of Diocletian.
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