Pictures of Medusa

In many pictures of Medusa, this Gorgon is represented as a hideous creature with snakes instead of hair. Her eyes had such a terrible look, that anyone turned into stone. Not even gods dared look at her. She was killed by the hero Perseus.

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Gorgon Medusa Head On The Arches Of The Severan Forum., Leptis Magna, Al Khums, Libya
Gorgon Medusa Head On The Arches Of The Severan Forum., Leptis Magna, Al Khums, Libya
McKinlay, Doug
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The head of Medusa and Nereid surround the entire Severan Forum - Leptis Magna, Tripolitania
The head of Medusa and Nereid surround the entire Severan Forum - Leptis Magna, Tripolitania
Syder, Patrick
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Carved Head of Medusa at the Archaeological Site of Didyma, Turkey
Carved Head of Medusa at the Archaeological Site of Didyma, Turkey

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Ashworth, Richard
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Head of Medusa, Gilded Bronze, 2nd - 3rd century, from Temple of Asclepius, Ulpia Traiana, Romania
Head of Medusa, Gilded Bronze, 2nd - 3rd century, from Temple of Asclepius, Ulpia Traiana, Romania

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Square Panel Canted: Perseus Beheading Medusa
Square Panel Canted: Perseus Beheading Medusa

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Vasque Medallion Is Adorned with a Medusa Head
Vasque Medallion Is Adorned with a Medusa Head

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This Medusa image corresponds to what we know about her looks.

Medusa, Painted on a Leather Jousting Shield, circa 1596-98
Medusa, Painted on a Leather Jousting Shield, circa 1596-98

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, Caravaggio
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Medusa shield (painted plaster relief)
Medusa shield (painted plaster relief)
Bocklin, Arnold
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And more pictures of Medusa...

Head of Medusa
Head of Medusa
Rubens, Peter Paul
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The Head Of Medusa, 1884
The Head Of Medusa, 1884
Solomon, Simeon
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And a modern revisitation.

Medusa
Medusa
Cann, Nicholas
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There are many pictures of Medusa in which she appears with Perseus (when he is killing her or a little before).

Perseus and Medusa Attributed to Benjamin West
Perseus and Medusa Attributed to Benjamin West
West, Benjamin
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Red-figure amphora, showing the slaying of Medusa by Perseus
Red-figure amphora, showing the slaying of Medusa by Perseus
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Perseus and the Medusa, Ceiling Decoration from the "Sala Di Galatea," 1511-12
Perseus and the Medusa, Ceiling Decoration from the "Sala Di Galatea," 1511-12

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Peruzzi,...
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The next one is quite nice ;-)

Perseus with the head of Medusa, 1545-53 (bronze)
Perseus with the head of Medusa, 1545-53 (bronze)
Cellini, Benvenuto
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Perseus with the Head of Medusa, c.1806-08
Perseus with the Head of Medusa, c.1806-08

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Canova, Antonio
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Perseus with Minerva Showing the Head of Medusa Toa Mob Led by Phineus
Perseus with Minerva Showing the Head of Medusa Toa Mob Led by Phineus

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Nattier,...
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Medusa Leader of the Gorgons is Not an Easy Lady to Subdue But Perseus
Medusa Leader of the Gorgons is Not an Easy Lady to Subdue But Perseus

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Briot, J.
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Lunette Depicting Perseus Slaying the Medusa, from the "Camerino", 1596
Lunette Depicting Perseus Slaying the Medusa, from the "Camerino", 1596

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Carracci,...
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In this painting, you can see Medusa's head on Perseus' shield.

Perseus and Andromeda
Perseus and Andromeda
Rubens, Peter Paul
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I like this drawing, with the flying snakes.

Medusa and Perseus
Medusa and Perseus

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Take a look at her sisters, the Gorgons, as you can see, beauty was something their family didn't lack.

Attic black-figure dinos depicting Perseus fleeing from the Gorgons, c.590 BC (ceramic)
Attic black-figure dinos depicting Perseus fleeing from the Gorgons, c.590 BC (ceramic)
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There is also a story that says Medusa was a beautiful girl, but she boasted she had beautiful hair and goddess Athena punished her, transforming her into a monster. That's why there are also pictures of Medusa where she is represented as a beautiful girl.

Aspecta Medusa, 1867
Aspecta Medusa, 1867
Rossetti, Dante Gabriel
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