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White Marble Relief Of Medusa Head

White Marble Relief Of Medusa Head

In this close-up view, we encounter a white marble relief on a sarcophagus depicting the head of the mythological creature Gorgon Medusa. The sarcophagus, discovered in the ancient city of Caesarea, offers a glimpse into the rich tapestry of ancient Greek mythology and its influence on art and symbolism. The intricately carved relief showcases the fearsome visage of Gorgon Medusa, known for her snake-like hair and the power to turn onlookers to stone. The white marble adds a timeless elegance to the representation, highlighting the craftsmanship of the artist who brought this mythical creature to life. The Gorgoneion, or Gorgon head, held special significance in Ancient Greece. It was considered an apotropaic amulet, believed to have protective qualities. Both Athena and Zeus, prominent Olympian deities, were said to have worn the Gorgoneion as a pendant for protection, emphasizing their divine descent and connection to powerful ancient deities. The use of the Gorgoneion as a protective symbol extended to rulers in the Hellenistic age, serving as a royal aegis to imply divine birth or seek divine protection.

Image ID#: 21364 / Category: Architecture, Arts / Price: 499$
White Marble Relief Of Medusa Head
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