Head of Medusa Gothic Greek Statue
Medusa Greek Statue created by master artisan and made using cold cast bronze technique. Cold casting involves mixing resin and bronze material together to create detailed sculpture with metallic surface. Medusa, in Greek Mythology, the most famous of the monster figures known as Gorgons. She was usually represented as a winged female creature having a head of hair consisting of snakes; unlike the Gorgons, she was sometimes represented as very beautiful. Medusa was the only Gorgon who was mortal; hence her slayer, Perseus, was able to kill her by cutting off her head. From the blood that spurted from her neck sprang Chrysaor and Pegasus, her two sons by Poseidon. The severed head, which had the power of turning into stone all who looked upon it, was given to Athena, who placed it in her shield; according to another account, Perseus buried it in the marketplace of Argos.
According to Hesiod and Aeschylus, Medusa lived and died on Sarpedon, somewhere near Cisthene. The 2nd-century BC novelist Dionysios Skytobrachion puts her somewhere in Libya, where Herodotus had said the Berbers originated her myth as part of their religion. Originally, Medusa was a beautiful maiden. She desecrated Athena’s temple by lying there with Poseidon. Outraged, Athena turned Medusa’s hair into serpents. Medusa was killed by Perseus with the help of Athena and Hermes. He cut off her head and gave it to Athena. Medusa’s head was put onto Athena’s shield; the blood dropped from the wound produced innumerable serpents that infest Africa. Head of Medusa Gothic Statue Size: 17.6 inches / 44 cm x 14 inches / 35 cm x 6.3 inches / 16 cm.
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