I finished the Medusa shield today, And I have to say, snake research is not pleasant! The freaky venomous reptiles that adorn Medusa’s head creep me out, even in pictures! LOL! The snakes are loosely based on black asps or vipers. The design is inspired by Caravaggio’s Medusa shield painted in 1597.
I’ll be taking this up to An Tir West War next week.
So here’s the finished piece: