Vintage Medusa porcelain vase by Gianni Versace for Rosenthal, 1990


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A red and gold porcelain vase designed by Gianni Versace and manufactured by Rosenthal in the Nineties. It's in perfect conditions, probably never used. The Medusa it's always used by Gianni Versace and also now it's often present in Versace collections. The Medusa was one of the 3 Gorgons, the mortal one. She was a monster, terrible in appearance, with a head girded with snakes, boar's tusks, hands of bronze, wings of gold, glittering eyes and a gaze that petrified. Perseus, who came to kill her on the orders of Polydettes, tyrant of Serifos, or of Athena, cut off her head while M. was sleeping, lifting himself into the air with his winged sandals and using her shield as a mirror to avoid her terrible gaze. From her head came the horse Pegasus and Chrysaor. Athena then fixed his head in the center of the aegis on her chest (or on her shield) and Perseus collected her blood: poisonous that flowed from the left vein, remedy resurrecting the dead that of the right vein. Later legend made M. a rival girl of Athena for the beauty of her hair, which the goddess punished by changing her hair into snakes, or even a girl who, violated by Poseidon in a temple of the goddess, was punished for sacrilege. Reference : 272274

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