Size: 13 x 11 inches
ONE OF A KIND Perseus the Medusa Slayer by John Zinner and Sandra Jahn.
Handmade, lamp worked glass Perseus.
This piece embodies every aspect of the Perseus, the slayer of the Gorgon Medusa and rescuer of Andromeda from a sea monster. He has been carefully and thoughtfully detailed with red glass right up to the black horns. Representing the valiant spirit of the Perseus, he is seen here with the head of Medusa. The head of Medusa is made of multi colored glass and the sword is made of dichroic glass.
Perseus, in Greek mythology, the slayer of the Gorgon Medusa and the rescuer of Andromeda from a sea monster. Perseus was the son of Zeus and Danaë, the daughter of Acrisius of Argos. As an infant he was cast into the sea in a chest with his mother by Acrisius, to whom it had been prophesied that he would be killed by his grandson. After Perseus had grown up on the island of Seriphus, where the chest had grounded, King Polydectes of Seriphus, who desired Danaë, tricked Perseus into promising to obtain the head of Medusa, the only mortal among the Gorgons.