Gorgoneion


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Gorgoneion

In Classical decoration the mask of a gorgon, a woman with snakes for hair believed to avert evil influences.

gorgoneion

In classical decoration, the mask of a Gorgon, a woman with snakes for hair, to avert evil influences.
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The maiden is chained to a grotto, wearing a tunic; the sea monster is coming out of the water; Perseus is descending from the sky, just before the beginning of the fight, wearing only a mantle, the winged sandals and the helmet, and carrying the pointed sickle in his right hand and the Gorgoneion in his left.
21) However, given the presence of the Gorgoneion in his painting, the earliest dating should be moved to the second century BC.
This would seemingly negate the apotropaic function of the Gorgoneion, see section 2.
For a discussion of the role of the gorgoneion in myth, see Marx, 'Gorgoneion', 237, passim.
Par cette coutume, le Gorgoneion rappelle les visages souvent grotesques apparaissant sur les boucliers des soldats chinois et utilises aussi, generalement, comme protection contre le mauvais oeil.
Le gorgoneion est souvent represente sur les boucliers dans la peinture vasculaire attique: a l'origine, il peut orner le bouclier de n'importe quel guerrier; a partir du milieu du Ve siecle av.
18) The sash crosses the chest diagonally under the Gorgoneion and over a fold of cloth and the bare left shoulder to support a long grey quiver embossed with an intricate, gold spiral pattern; a sheath of gold arrows protrudes from its top behind the left arm.
Still, the Gorgoneion, the plumed helmet, and the diaphanous robe unite him unequivocally with the goddess Minerva.
Incidentally, the appearance of a Gorgoneion on Agamemnon's shield, generally recognised as a seventh-century feature (e.