Sarcophagus Panel with Medusa and Theater Masks

140-170 A.D.
Marble
The Getty Villa, Pacific Palisades, California

The head of Medusa, thought to ward off evil, is flanked by theater masks and Cupids. At the left and right corners are winged Victory figures holding palm branches, the symbol of victory:



More of the Palm Branch and Crown symbols

Photographed at the Getty Villa by Richard Stracke, shared under Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license.