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Intaglio with Perseus Holding the Head of Medusa

The Michael C. Carlos Museum at Emory University

The Michael C. Carlos Museum at Emory University
Atlanta, United States

Oval intaglio with flat face. Perseus stands in contrapposto pose with his head turned in profile. He wears winged sandals and a chlamys hanging down his back. He carries a harpe and drapery in one hand and holds up the head of Medusa in the other.

Details

  • Title: Intaglio with Perseus Holding the Head of Medusa
  • Physical Dimensions: 7/16 x 3/8 x 1/8 in. (1.1 x 1 x 0.3 cm)
  • Provenance: Ex coll. Michael Shubin, California.
  • Rights: © Michael C. Carlos Museum, Emory University. Photo by Bruce M. White
  • External Link: https://collections.carlos.emory.edu/objects/24905/
  • Medium: Chalcedony var. cornelian
  • Art Movement: Roman
  • Period/Style: Trajanic
  • Dates: early 2nd Century AD
  • Classification: Greek and Roman Art

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