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Louvre Museum, Paris, France
Artist/Maker Unknown
Perseus (left, wearing a hat, winged boots and the kibisis slung over his shoulder) averts his gaze as he kills Medusa, figured here as a female centaur. Detail from an orientalizing relief pithos. Terracotta with stamped and cut decoration, Cycladic artwork, ca. 660 BC. From Thebes, Boeotia.
Dimensions n.a.
Credit line Purchase, 1897
Accession number CA 795
Department of Greek, Etruscan and Roman Antiquities, Denon, lower ground floor, room 1
Photographer/Source Jastrow (2007)

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