Roman Medusa Antefix
Roman Medusa Antefix
Roman Medusa Antefix
Roman Medusa Antefix
Roman Medusa Antefix
Roman Medusa Antefix
Roman Medusa Antefix
Roman Medusa Antefix

Roman Medusa Antefix

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These Medusa antefixae were made initially for The Newt in Sommerse, where they constructed a magnificent Roman Villa.  This style of antefix now adorns part of the roof at this beautiful new site. 

Grotesque faces of mythical beings and deities were a popular motif for terracotta antefixae during the Roman period.  It was thought that these effigies would ward off evil and unwanted visitors.  

The ancient Romans used them to conceal the ends of the tiles that ran along the edge of roofs.  They served both a functional and a decorative purpose, with the tiles protecting the wooden parts of the roof from the elements.  

Slight Second - These antefixae have significant craking where the lug is attached at the back.  This will not cause a structural problem as the cracking is purely a visual issue.  A small amount of cracking is common on this area of the tile, but we felt the extent of the cracking should make these items of second quality.   Grab yourself a bargain. 


Terracotta and natural pigments.


Approx. 150 mm tall, 255 mm long, 110 mm depth.


This replica has been hand-made in Northumberland by Potted History, based on an original artefact.  It has been fired to a temperature of between 800 & 1000 Centigrade to emulate the same techniques the original potters would have employed nearly two thousand years ago.  This process often results in variations of the surface colour and texture, as is common with the original Greek Pottery and giving each piece a unique character.


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Potted History, Gregory Court, Rothbury, Northumberland, NE65 7SW

Don't take our word for it

Hello Graham and Sarah, I wanted to message because I ordered your holy grail pot for my dad's birthday and he is over the moon with it.

Rachel Frankish

Many thanks again for all of the pottery - this will help bring our new Heritage learning programme to life!

Nottingham University Museum

I love it! I love everything about it, what it represents, why you made it and the history behind it. It was worth the wait! Thank you so much.

Gillian Castle

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