Head of Medusa, 19th century illustration, pendant necklace
Woodcut illustration from ‘The Terrible Head’, a re-telling of the story of Perseus and Medusa. From the Blue Fairy Book, 1889, edited by Andrew Lang, and illustrated by H.J. Ford & G.P. Jacomb Hood.
Medusa’s head was often use to decorate shields, armour and other accoutrements of war in Ancient Greece (and later Rome), since the gaze of the Gorgon could turn your enemy to stone. She was also used as an ‘apotropaic’ (evil-deflecting) motif above doors and on household objects of all sorts, and forms an important part of the European ‘evil eye’ tradition.
Wear Medusa's head and petrify your enemies!
The pendant setting is made from metal alloy with a ‘granulated’ edge design, and the glass cabochon is 20mm across. Due to the small bail size, this design comes with chain option only, included in the price; the chain is silver-tone and 24”/ 60cm in length. Each pendant comes in a sturdy black gift box.