Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Part II The Medusa heads in the Cistern

Medusa column bases

The sideways Medusa, rotated 90 degrees.
Located in the northwest corner of the cistern, the bases of two columns reuse blocks carved with the visage of Medusa. The origin of the two heads is unknown, though it is thought that the heads were brought to the cistern after being removed from another building of the late Roman period. Tradition has it that the blocks are oriented sideways and inverted in order to negate the power of the Gorgons' gaze.

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