THE GALLERY OF ANCIENT ART

Mythology in the Art | Greek mythology | Gorgons
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. Southern Italy.
Slaughter of Iphigenia.
Red-figured volute krater. Apulia.
Ca. 370—350 BCE.
Attributed to a painter close to the Iliupersis Painter (the sack of Troy).
Inv. No. 1865,0103.21.
London, British Museum.
5. CERAMICS. Greece.
Perseus fleeing away with the head of Medusa.
Red-figure hydria. Attic.
Attributed to Pan Painter (Beazley).
Clay.
Ca. 460 BCE.
Inv. No. 1873,0820.352.
London, British Museum.
6. 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, John Paul Getty Museum, Getty Villa in Malibu.
7. 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.
8. 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.
9. GLYPTICS. Rome.
“Cameo of Tiberius” (so-called “Great Cameo of France”). The lower register.
Five-layered sardonyx.
Ca. 23 CE.
Inv. No. Camee. 264.
Paris, National Library of France, Cabinet of Medals.
10. MOSAIC. Greece.
Mosaic floor with Medusa’s head.
From a room in a large building in Patras.
2nd cent. CE.
Patras, New Archaeological Museum.
11. MOSAIC. Greece.
Mosaic floor with Medusa’s head.
From a room in a large building in Patras.
2nd cent. CE.
Patras, New Archaeological Museum.
12. MOSAIC. Rome.
Mosaic depicting Anubis, amorini and Gorgoneion.
Late 2nd — early 3rd century CE.
Rimini, Civic Museum Luigi Tonini.
13. 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.
14. 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.
15. GLYPTICS. Rome.
Head of Medusa.
Onyx.
Rome, Capitoline Museums, Palazzo Caffarelli-Clementino, Capitoline Coin Cabinet.
16. SCULPTURE. Rome.
Cupids making and carrying weapons.
Side of a sarcophagus.
White marble. 2nd century (Antonine Period)
Rome, Roman National Museum, Baths of Diocletian.