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Gorgon Collection

Background imageGorgon Collection: LIBYA. TRIPOLI. Leptis Magna. Forum of Septimius

LIBYA. TRIPOLI. Leptis Magna. Forum of Septimius Severus. Forum built after the rise to the empire of Lucius Septimius Severus in 193. Sculptural detail with Gorgons head. Roman art. Early Empire

Background imageGorgon Collection: The Head of Medusa

The Head of Medusa, ca. 1618. Rubens, Peter Paul (1577-1640). Oil on canvas, 68.5 x 118 cm

Background imageGorgon Collection: Madam gorgon, Acicarpha tribuloides

Madam gorgon, Acicarpha tribuloides. Handcoloured copperplate stipple engraving from Jussieus Dizionario delle Scienze Naturali, Dictionary of Natural Science, Florence, Italy, 1837

Background imageGorgon Collection: Medusa

Medusa
A portrait sketch depiction of the Greek mythological gorgon, Medusa, whose gaze famously turned her victims to stone. Her hair comprises of a writhing bundle of snakes

Background imageGorgon Collection: Sarcophagus tub. 2nd century AD. Medusa. From Sidon (Lebanon)

Sarcophagus tub. 2nd century AD. Medusa. From Sidon (Lebanon)
Roman sarcophagus tub. 2nd century AD. Marble. Medusa. From Sidon (Lebanon). Archaeological Museum. Istanbul. Turkey

Background imageGorgon Collection: Sarcophagus tub. 2nd century AD. From Sidon (Lebanon)

Sarcophagus tub. 2nd century AD. From Sidon (Lebanon)
Roman sarcophagus tub. 2nd century AD. Marble. From Sidon (Lebanon). Archaeological Museum. Istanbul. Turkey

Background imageGorgon Collection: Wild teasel or fullers teasel, Dipsacus fullonum

Wild teasel or fullers teasel, Dipsacus fullonum. Handcoloured copperplate stipple engraving from Jussieus Dizionario delle Scienze Naturali, Dictionary of Natural Science, Florence, Italy, 1837

Background imageGorgon Collection: Blue wildebeest, Connochaetes taurinus

Blue wildebeest, Connochaetes taurinus (brindled gnoo, Catoplebas gorgon). Handcoloured engraving by H. Kearsley after an illustration by Charles Hamilton Smith of a specimen in the Missionary

Background imageGorgon Collection: Perseus rescuing Andromeda from the sea monster Cetus

Perseus rescuing Andromeda from the sea monster Cetus. On his shoulders is the helmet that made him invisible, his sword Harpe and under his cloak is the severed head of Gorgon Medusa

Background imageGorgon Collection: Versailles / Greed Revenge

Versailles / Greed Revenge
Greed, revenge and other devils gloat over the Treaty of Versailles. Date: 1919

Background imageGorgon Collection: LIBYA. Leptis Magna. Forum of Septimius Severus

LIBYA. Leptis Magna. Forum of Septimius Severus. Forum built after the rise to the empire of Lucius Septimius Severus in 193. Sculptural detail with Gorgons head. Roman art. Early Empire. Architecture

Background imageGorgon Collection: Perseus by Benvenuto Cellini - Loggia dei Lanzi, Florence

Perseus by Benvenuto Cellini - Loggia dei Lanzi, Florence
Benvenuto Cellini (1500-1571). Perseus (1554). Loggia dei Lanzi, Florence, Italy. Date: 1554

Background imageGorgon Collection: Medusa Rondanini. Roman copy of a classical work of the 5th

Medusa Rondanini. Roman copy of a classical work of the 5th
Medusa Rondanini. The Gorgon. The model for this Roman work was the Gorgon head on the shield of the cult statue in the Parthemon on the Acropolis in Athens

Background imageGorgon Collection: Lady Nyassa sections brought to Africa

Lady Nyassa sections brought to Africa
Visit of H.M.S. Gorgon to the Zambesi River: the Brig, Hetty Ellen discharging sections of Dr. David Livingstones new steamer, the Lady Nyassa into the Pioneer to take up the Zambesi River

Background imageGorgon Collection: Napoleonic era cartoon woman in bonnet on hot day

Napoleonic era cartoon woman in bonnet on hot day
Ink and watercolour cartoon no.2 Walking fast and far, in a hot sun to overtake a woman?you have decided?is Angelic till on eagerly turning as you pass her you are petrified by a Gorgon

Background imageGorgon Collection: Woman in a Georgian style dress

Woman in a Georgian style dress -- designed at the fair of Saint Gorgon, near Rouen, France. circa 1830

Background imageGorgon Collection: Head of Medusa. Roman relief. Terracotta. 50 BC-50 AD. From

Head of Medusa. Roman relief. Terracotta. 50 BC-50 AD. From
Head of Medusa. Monster, Gorgon. Roman relief. Terracotta. 50 BC-50 AD. From Catalonia. Episcopal Museum of Vic. Catalonia. Spain

Background imageGorgon Collection: Medusa. Relief in a roman sarcofagus. Istanbul Archaeology

Medusa. Relief in a roman sarcofagus. Istanbul Archaeology Museums. Turkey

Background imageGorgon Collection: Basilica Cistern. 6th century. Medusa column base. Istanbul

Basilica Cistern. 6th century. Medusa column base. Istanbul
Turkey. Istanbul. Basilica Cistern. 6th century. Erected during the reign of Justinian I. Medusa column base. Detail

Background imageGorgon Collection: Medusa. Relief. Aphrodisias. Turkey

Medusa. Relief. Aphrodisias. Turkey
Roman art. Medusa. Relief. Monster. Sarcophagi. Aphrodisias. Caria. Turkey

Background imageGorgon Collection: Roman Sarcophagus. Medusa

Roman Sarcophagus. Medusa. Archaeological Museum. Istanbul. Turkey

Background imageGorgon Collection: Roman Sarcophagus

Roman Sarcophagus. Archaeological Museum. Istanbul. Turkey

Background imageGorgon Collection: Roman Art. Asia Minor. Relief depicting a funeral feast, a r

Roman Art. Asia Minor. Relief depicting a funeral feast, a r
Roman Art. Asia Minor. Relief depicting a funeral feast (left) and a rider (right). At the top, a gorgon. The inscription refers to the foundation of a house by Gaius Erycius. Roman empire

Background imageGorgon Collection: Greek Art. Archaic Age. 6th century BCE. Bronze tripod foot

Greek Art. Archaic Age. 6th century BCE. Bronze tripod foot with six reliefs depicting: 1-Woman holding a horse by the reins, 2 - Lion and Scorpion

Background imageGorgon Collection: Gorgons head, Gorgonocephalus caput medusae

Gorgons head, Gorgonocephalus caput medusae.. Handcolored copperplate zoological engraving from George Shaw and Frederick Nodders The Naturalists Miscellany, 1792

Background imageGorgon Collection: Costume of a woman at the country festival

Costume of a woman at the country festival of St. Gorgon, near Rouen.. Handcolored fashion plate illustration from Louis-Marie Lantes Costumes des femmes du Pays de Caux, 1827/1885

Background imageGorgon Collection: Martin PTV-N-2 (Gorgon IV) ramjet engine testbed

Martin PTV-N-2 (Gorgon IV) ramjet engine testbed after launch from a Black Widow fighter off Point Magu, California, Naval Air Test Center

Background imageGorgon Collection: Perseus and Phineus

Perseus and Phineus
Phineus, wanting Andromeda for himself, attacks the guests at Perseuss wedding, so Perseus fetches the Gorgon Medusas head, tells all to look away, and turns Phineus into stone

Background imageGorgon Collection: Atlas Becomes Mountain

Atlas Becomes Mountain
Perseus, using the head of the gorgon Medusa as his weapon, changes Atlas, king of Mauretania, into a mountain which is still the highest region of Morocco

Background imageGorgon Collection: Five Steam Warships

Five Steam Warships
Removed from the effective list: The last cruise of the coast-defence monitors (left to right) Hydra, Glatton, Cyclops, Gorgon and Hecate


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