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    Victorian Copy of a Renaissance Era Athena Shield. The decorative die-struck copper shield, with highly detailed circular and oval relief figural vignettes of warriors and women. Large oval depiction of aegis of Medusa in the center. Rouletted border with raised outer lip. Size: 29 1/2-inches tall. Great display presence. Medusa was one of the Gorgon sisters whose hideous, snaky-haired head Perseus severed using a mirror given him by the gods so he wouldn't have to face her. Had he looked at her face, Medusa would have turned him to stone. Even after he had decapitated Medusa, Perseus couldn't look at her because her head retained its petrifying power. Condition: Good. Showing age wear, patina and some minor dents and blemishes.

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    Auction Dates
    Apr-May, 2012
    30th-1st Monday-Tuesday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 1
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