Gorgon Head / Mourning Medusa

Gorgon Head
On the opposite side of the Apollo Temple at Didyma to the more famous Medusa head lies several more from the same sequence, only in a rather more forlorn condition. With their melancholy expressions and eroded surfaces they seem to weep over their ruined state.


Not so famous as her immediate neighbour (or of as fine quality) is this Medusa head which can be found close to the entrance to the Temple of Apollo. There was originally a frieze of these heads used to deter evil spirits from the temple.

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