Greek art Gorgoneion Plaque Ref.167
Greek art Gorgoneion Plaque Magna Graecia
A funeral decoration or deposit, this molded terracotta plaque presents a Gorgon, with snakes in her hair and sharp teeth. Very good origin: old Altounian collection before 1940 (annex label 587).
In this small series of molded plaques a piece is kept in the Cleveland Museum of Art (Ref. 1996.34) and another in the British Museum (GR.57.1887).
Origin: Southern Italy
Size: Height 6,7cm
Period: 6th-5th century BC
Condition: Small accidents, mounted