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.
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gorgoneion

In classical decoration, the mask of a Gorgon, a woman with snakes for hair, to avert evil influences.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.