This plaque depicts the head of Medusa one of the most recognizable symbols of ancient Roman, Greek, and Hellenistic art. This head was usually a centerpiece on the breastplates of the Macedonian kings such as Alexander the Great, and the Roman Emperors such as Augustus. Medusa was one of the three Gorgons and she alone had serpents in her hair, due to Athena cursing her. Medusa was the only one of the three who was mortal; hence Perseus was able to kill her by cutting off her head while looking at her in the reflection in a mirrored shield he got from the Graeae. Item No. 417 Weight 1 Lb. Diameter: 5.75″ (15cm), thickness 0.5″ (1.3cm) Made of cast stone with antique finish, comes with a hole or a hook in the back for easy wall hanging.
Made of cast stone. Cast stone is a type of gypsum cement whose properties are much different from plaster of paris which is what most sculpture shops use. Unlike plaster, which is soft, light and weak, cast stone is hard, heavy and strong. Cast stone feels like, and is heavy like a real stone would be, which can be experienced as soon you try to lift it.
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