Medusa Ancient Greek Snakeheaded Monster sculpture statue alabaster 6.69”

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Medusa Ancient Greek Snakeheaded Monster sculpture statue alabaster 6.69”

Height: 6.69 inches (17 cm)
Width: 4 inches (10 cm)
Depth: 3.5 inches (8.9 cm)
Weight: 0.71 lbs (325 gr)

In Greek mythology, Medusa (/mɪˈdjuːzə, -sə/; Μέδουσα “guardian, protectress”) was a monster, a Gorgon, generally described as a winged human female with living venomous snakes in place of hair. Those who gazed upon her face would turn to stone. Most sources describe her as the daughter of Phorcys and Ceto, though the author Hyginus makes her the daughter of Gorgon and Ceto. According to Hesiod and Aeschylus, she lived and died on an island named Sarpedon, somewhere near Cisthene. The 2nd-century BCE novelist Dionysios Skytobrachion puts her somewhere in Libya, where Herodotus had said the Berbers originated her myth, as part of their religion.

Medusa was beheaded by the hero Perseus, who thereafter used her head, which retained its ability to turn onlookers to stone, as a weapon until he gave it to the goddess Athena to place on her shield. In classical antiquity the image of the head of Medusa appeared in the evil-averting device known as the Gorgoneion.

1 review for Medusa Ancient Greek Snakeheaded Monster sculpture statue alabaster 6.69”

  1. Marc

    Ne magnifique statue qui a trouvé sa place dans ma vitrine.
    La livraison a été très rapide.
    Merci beaucoup.

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