Sardonyx cameo head of the Medusa facing front, eyes cast downwards, mouth pursed in a bitter expression, hair standing out stiffly parallel with the wings at the top of the head. The oval face is framed within five pairs of snakes coiled into spirals terminating in heads hissing outwards amidst the locks of heir: two tails are knotted beneath the chin. Signed PISTRUCCI, Benedetto Pistrucci in 1844. Formerly Esmerian Collection.
Gorgon, Greek mythology told of gorgon creatures that were terrifyingly scary female beings. Often described as three sisters who had snakes growing from their head and a horrifying gaze that turned those who beheld it to stone. Two of the sisters, Stheno and Euryale, were immortal but Medusa was not and wa