18th & 19th Century Decorative Arts & Paintings Gallery Level 2, NGV International
Vase with serpent-shaped handles from Medusa heads, sits on socle foot on a square base. Finial on lid in the form of winged horse Pegasus. Relief decoration shows 'Apotheosis of Homer'. Drum-shaped pedestal, decorated with festoons and trophies, is based on the form of a classical urn.