Head of Medusa, 19th century illustration, earrings
The face of the serpent-haired gorgon Medusa. Woodcut illustration from ‘The Terrible Head’, a re-telling of the story of Perseus - 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 earring pendants are made from silver plated brass, and the glass cabochon is 10mm across. All earrings have sterling silver hooks and come in a sturdy card gift box.