ANCIENT ART
MYTHOLOGY IN THE ART | Greek mythology | Medusa
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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. SCULPTURE. Rome.
Relief with a trireme.
Fine-grained marble with grey veins.
Last decades of the 1st cent. BCE.
Baia, Archaeological Museum of the Phlegraean Fields.
5. SCULPTURE. Rome.
A torso in armour.
Marble. 1st century CE.
Bergamo, Civic Archaeological Museum.
6. SCULPTURE. Rome.
A torso in armour.
Marble. 1st century CE.
Bergamo, Civic Archaeological Museum.
7. 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.
8. 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.
Height 36 cm.
Inv. No. 252.
Munich, Glyptotek.
9. PAINTING, GRAPHIC ARTS. Rome.
Perseus and Andromeda.
Fresco from Stabiae.
Inv. No. 8995.
Naples, National Archaeological Museum.
10. 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.
11. SCULPTURE. Rome.
Perseus with Medusa’s head (close-up).
Marble.
Original roman work of the Flavian-Traianic period.
Inv. No. 99.
Ostia, Archaeological Museum.
12. SCULPTURE. Rome.
Perseus with Medusa’s head (close-up).
Marble.
Original roman work of the Flavian-Traianic period.
Inv. No. 99.
Ostia, Archaeological Museum.
13. SCULPTURE. Rome.
Perseus with Medusa’s head.
Marble.
Original roman work of the Flavian-Traianic period.
Inv. No. 99.
Ostia, Archaeological Museum.
14. SCULPTURE. Rome.
Perseus with Medusa’s head.
Marble.
Original roman work of the Flavian-Traianic period.
Inv. No. 99.
Ostia, Archaeological Museum.
15. SCULPTURE. Rome.
Perseus with Medusa’s head.
Marble.
Original roman work of the Flavian-Traianic period.
Inv. No. 99.
Ostia, Archaeological Museum.
16. SCULPTURE. Rome.
Athena Parthenos (close up).
Roman copy of Pheidias’ work.
Inv. No. 53.
Patras, New Archaeological Museum.
17. MOSAIC. Greece.
Mosaic floor with Medusa’s head.
From a room in a large building in Patras.
2nd cent. CE.
Patras, New Archaeological Museum.
18. MOSAIC. Greece.
Mosaic floor with Medusa’s head.
From a room in a large building in Patras.
2nd cent. CE.
Patras, New Archaeological Museum.
19. 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.
20. 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.
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