Roman bronze head of Medusa

Fascinating, how expressive the face of this bronze applique is. The depicted head of medusa was popular for the assumed protective power. Its model was the Medusa Rodanini which again is said to be inspired by a work of Phidias. We love this little work of art.

Römischer Bronze Portraitkopf
Object no. AR2514, Roman bronze head of Medusa with silver inlays