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Painted Terracotta - Gorgon

Painted Terracotta - Gorgon

Earthenware slab with running Gorgon depicted, inspired by the terracotta once installed in the Athena sanctuary of Syracuse, Sicily. Siracusa, Museo Archeologico Nazionale “Paolo Orsi”, end of the 7th sec a.C.
Manufacturer: : Museum Pompeii
Product SKU: Gorgone Alata

Reproduction of object of Greek art, in Greek mythology, a Gorgon is a female creature. The name derives from the ancient Greek word gorgós, which means "dreadful", and appears to come from the same root as the Sanskrit word "gar?" which is defined as a guttural sound, similar to the growling of a beast, thus possibly originating as an onomatopoeia.

- Material: terracotta sculpture
- Height: approx. 31 cm - 12.2 inches.
- Length: approx. 32 cm - 12.6 inches.
- Features: excellent resistance to all weather conditions: sun, rain, wind, frost, ice and durability in time.

The product of terracotta, reproduction of object of Greek art.
The product of terracotta, reproduction is made, following with great care and attention the traditional techniques, diffused in Roman times and abandoned with time.

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While descriptions of Gorgons vary across Greek literature and occur in the earliest examples of Greek literature, the term commonly refers to any of three sisters who had hair made of living, venomous snakes, as well as a horrifying visage that turned those who beheld her to stone. Traditionally, while two of the Gorgons were immortal, Stheno and Euryale, their sister Medusa was not, and she was slain by the demigod and hero Perseus.

Entirely handmade terracottas, we follow the Ancient Greek and Roman techniques: Every piece is therefore unique.


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