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A version of the Aegis.

In Greek mythology, Medusa ("Queen"), one of three Gorgon sisters; originally was a beautiful human, raped by Poseidon in Athena's temple

Versace Medusa Head

The Medusa's deep symbolism compelled master designer Gianni Versace to adopt the Medusa Head as the central image of the House of Versace logo.

Hand Mirror Decorated with the Head of Medusa; Unknown; South Italy; 500 - 480 B.C.; Bronze; 20.2 × 15 × 2 cm (7 15/16 × 5 7/8 × 13/16 in.); 96.AC.109; Gift of Barbara and Lawrence Fleischman; J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, California

Hand mirror with the head of Medusa Greek, South Italy, 500 - 480 B. Bronze The J. Paul Getty Museum ~ by far a favorite museum of mine, go if you can.

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NOT A JEWEL. Medusa by Vincenzo Gemito, Naples, Italy, 1911

Medusa Vincenzo Gemito Italian, Naples, 1911 Parcel-gilt silver H: 9 ¼ in.

Shield of Alexander (Large Bronze Medusa)

Shield of Alexander (Large Bronze Medusa)

The shield is a solid bronze sculpture made from lost-wax casting.

Athena’s aegis, bearing the Gorgon, here resembles closely the skin of the huge serpent who guards the golden fleece (regurgitating Jason); cup by Douris, Classical Greece, early fifth century BC - Vatican Museum

Jason's last task was to overcome the sleepless Colchian dragon which guarded the Golden Fleece. Jason sprayed the dragon with a potion, given by Medea, distilled from herbs. The dragon fell asleep, and Jason was able to seize the Golden Fleece.

Filippo Negroli, Renaissance sculptor. Helmet. Source: ruebella on tumblr.

This masterpiece of Renaissance metalwork is signed on the browplate by Filippo Negroli, whose embossed armor was praised by sixteenth-century writers as “miraculous” and deserving “immortal merit.