- By Maria Sideri
Attic black figure signed by nicosthenes as potter ca. 520 B.C. Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Museum Purchase, The Adolph D. and Wilkins C. Williams Fund; no. 62.1.11: androgynous Gorgon with three pointed forehead marks from the tondo of an eye cup. Emptying the cup means also confronting the petrifying face; losing one’s head, thus, is cleverly equated with being «out of it». David Napier, Foreign Bodies: Performance, Art and Symbolic Anthropology. p.91.