Medusa: a Gorgon, generally described as having the face of a hideous human female with living venomous snakes in place of hair. Gazing directly upon her would turn onlookers to stone. She was beheaded by Perseus, who thereafter used her head as a weapon.
Head of the Gorgon MedusaLate Century Czechoslovakian brooch, gold, jasper, and crystal. // This piece of art shows how Medusa's features captured the attention of the art and fashion cultures and how many wanted to wear the snakes of Medusa as headwear.