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Perseus large plaque

Made of cast stone and hand-finished in antique finish
Finish: Antique Stone
Dimensions: W: 24" H: 32" D: 4" (61cm x 81cm x 10cm)
Weight: 27 lbs (12.2 kg)
Item No. 189
Period: Greek Age (7th-4th century B.C.)


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The mythological hero Perseus is know in mythology for having slain Medusa. The story goes that the gods Hermes and Athena helped him in the mission. They led him to the Graeae, three perpetually old women with one eye and tooth between them and sisters of the gorgons. Perseus took the eye and would not return it until they had given him directions. He also received winged sandals, a magic wallet, the cap of Hades that made one invisible, an adamantine sickle, and a mirrored shield. With all this he came upon the sleeping gorgons. By viewing Medusa’s reflection in his shield he could safely approach and cut off her head. The other two gorgons pursued him, but he became invisible and escaped after which gave Medusa’s head as a gift to Athena.

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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