Greek Tarentine pottery Medusa head appliquesM60
A pair of small moulded pottery appliques in the form of a Gorgon heads with an ovolo border above. One plaque retains faint traces of gilding.
Appliques such as this were used to adorn larger wooden objects including furniture and sarcophagi.
Greek, South Italian colonies, Tarentine, late 4th Century BC
3.2 x 3.1 and 3.3 x 3.1 cms
Losses as shown
Ex. collection: R. P. Finucane, London, UK; inherited by family descent from her maternal great great grandfather who acquired antiquities while serving as British Consul General to Tunis in 1824.