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100 cm
Acrylics, oil pastels, spray paint on canvas.

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This wonderful statue of Gorgo, made of the famous white Paros marble, is among the most important exhibits of the Archeological Museum of Paroikia, Paros island.
The statue, preserved almost intact (height 1.35 m.), was the central acroterion of a temple. It was found in 1993, inside an ancient public building at Paroikia.

What made this 6th C BC statue so groovy for its time is that it showed a lot of movement. Most of the statues of that time were quite stiff.

🏛️In Greek mythology, Medusa, also called Gorgo, was one of the three Gorgons.
Medusa is generally described as a human female with living venomous snakes in place of hair; those who gazed into her eyes would turn to stone. Most sources describe her as the daughter of Phorcys and Ceto. Their name was derived from the Greek word “gorgos” meaning “fierce, terrible and grim".

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