Gorgoneion antefix, Greek, Taras, circa 500 BC. Terracotta with traces of red polychrome on lips, tongue and hair, black on serpents. Height 24.5 cm © Galerie Rhéa

Provenance: Private collection, Switzerland, bought at MuM, Basel, 11.01.1953, no. 299

Literature: Schefold, exh. cat. Meisterwerke griechischer Kunst 1960, no. 275 and Solothurn, 1967, no. 334; Cf. From the same matrix: Mollard-Besques 1, no. B 522, pl. 47; Naples, Museo Nationale, room 86; Reggio Calabrai, Museo Nationale, inv. 2390C; University of Catania, collection Libertini; Brindisi Museum, coll. Gorga; C. Laviosa, Arch Cl 6, 1954, p. 217ff. 


Medusa head phalera, Roman, late 2nd century AD. Silver. Diameter 12 cm. Weight 108 gr. © Galerie Rhéa

Provenance: The dissolving of the Higgins Armory Museum, Worcester, Massachusetts (1931-2004). Inventory no. 238.78. The Phalera was bought by John Woodman Higgins from the legendary antiquarian Sumner Healey, Bordeaux and New York, on May 1st, 1929

Galerie Rhéa (stand 436) at TEFAF Maastrich 2016. 11-20 march 2016

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