Medusa Brooch, Dali and Verdura, 1941, Morganite, ruby, gold and ivory

The large sculptural brooch plays with themes of light and vision pivotal within the classical myth of the Gorgon Medusa and Perseus. A large rectangular morganite surrounded by golden serpents with ruby eyes has been reversed, so Dali’s painted miniature below is fractured and refracted through the stones facets. 

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