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Gorgon Plaque with Incised Figure of a Dancing Satyr
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Item Details
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Culture
Greece, South Italy, Taranto, 6th-5th century BC
Title
Gorgon Plaque with Incised Figure of a Dancing Satyr
Work Type
Sculpture
Date
c. 525-475 BC
Material
terracotta
Measurements
Overall: 6.7 x 6.7 cm (2 5/8 x 2 5/8 in.)
Description
This plaque, made in a Greek colony in South Italy, probably decorated the side of a coffin. The spirited dancing satyr is on the side of the plaque facing the coffin wall, visible only to the spirit of the deceased inside the coffin. The side of the plaque that faced out (look in the mirror) bears the head of the gorgon Medusa, a goddess who could kill with her gaze.
Repository
Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Collection: GR - South Italy
Department: Greek and Roman Art
Gallery: 102C Greek
John L. Severance Fund
Accession Number
Source
Image and original data from The Cleveland Museum of Art
License
Use of this image is in accordance with the Artstor Terms & Conditions
File Properties
File Name
1994.8_full.tif
SSID
24620393

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