Daphne transforming into a tree while fleeing from Apollo.
An ilustration for Comus by Arthur Rackham.
The Drunkenness of Bacchus, detail of his head, sculpture by Michelangelo Buonarroti
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Vintage Egyptian Cat Goddess Figure, Marble, $75
Annie and Eliza Keary. The Heroes of Asgard and the Giants of Jötunheim, or, The Week and its Story (1857)
Roman Mosaic Floor with Medusa
In this mosaic, Medusa is placed in a shield of concentric circles, whose alternating black and white triangles create an optical illusion of continuous motion. An outer square encloses the shield and kantharoi or drinking cups fill the outer corners. This spinning shield motif with the gorgon’s head as its central point appears frequently on Roman mosaic floors. The basic design derives from Athena’s aegis, the scaly protective cloak decorated with Medusa’s decapitated head.
Mosaic floors executed in only black and white were favoured in Italy in the 100’s A.D. This floor combines this Italian black and white style used for the shield with the polychrome mosaic style of other parts of the Roman Empire used here for Medusa.
Source: Getty Museum