Medusa Watts 1846 high relief www.Neo-Mfg.com 4.25"
SIZE: 4.25" Tall
Original sculpture was made by George Frederic Watts in 1846
The subject is the dead Medusa, whose hair was turned to snakes by the goddess Athena and who could turn people to stone by looking at them. Inspired by paintings and sculptures of Medusa in Florence. Once of the most famous paintings in Florence at the time was believed to be by Leonardo da Vinci. It showed the head of Medusa lying on the ground, like Watts's sculpture.
LAST PHOTO IS THE ORIGINAL IN THE MUSEUM. Shown for reference only