Bronze Medusa Head

Bronze Medusa head from the Nemi Ship

Numerous bronze decorations from a ceremonial ship that Caligula built on Lake Nemi as part of a Diana cult are on display in the Massimo in Rome. The wooden boats were destroyed by fire during the Second World War but several amazing bronze elements survived, including a head of Medusa, several screen elements, beam heads with lion or wolf motives, and crossbeams with forearms and hands.