Fragment of an Attic black-figure plate showing the snakey hair of a gorgon - ROM2018_16764_1

ROM2018_16764_1

Fragment of an Attic black-figure plate showing the snakey hair of a gorgon

Maker: Attributed to the Gorgon Painter
Medium:Wheel-thrown earthenware, slip-painted with incised detail
Geography: Made in Athens, Greece; excavated at Naukratis, Egypt
Date: about 590-580 BC
Period: Greek Archaic period
Dimensions:
6.7 x 3 cm
Object number: 910X234.43
On view
Gallery Location:Gallery of Greece
DescriptionThis fragment from the body of an Attic plate is decorated in black figure technique with the snakey hair of a central gorgoneion (gorgon head), now missing. Other fragments of the same plate are now in the collection of the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford (registration numbers G.128.1 & G,128,8) and in the British Museum, London (registration numbers 1888,0601.579, 1888,0601.588.b).  Beazley attributed this plate to the Gorgon Painter.
Collection:
Greek World
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