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Cast of a winged Medusa head

Plaster cast

Museum number: M671

Curatorial note

The gorgon Medusa is a mythological female with liviing venomous snakes for hair. In this image snakes are also entwined beneath her chin. According to the myth, anyone who looked into her face would be turned to stone.

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