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The Sublime Grotesque
Photograph by Randy Olson

Medusa, a snake-haired Gorgon of Greek mythology, was decapitated by Perseus, son of Zeus. That hideous moment lives on in this bronze hydria, a three-handled water jug cast in Sinop during Greek times, around 500 B.C., and found in a grave. Sinop was colonized by Greeks from the city of Miletus, which lay on today’s Turkish Aegean coast. In turn colonists from Sinop ventured out to establish their own trading posts along the Black Sea coast.



Camera: Nikon F100
Film Type: Fujichrome Tungsten 64
Lens: 60mm macro
Speed and F-Stop: 1/8 @ f/16
Weather Conditions: Indoors
Time of Day: Unrecorded
Lighting Techniques: Dedolights

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