The original limestone female head is a fragment of a statue that may have decorated a funerary monument shaped as a sanctuary, serving as an acroterion at the corner of the tympanon. The thick, curly locks are held together by a broad, ribbon-like element that was only fragmentarily preserved — perhaps intertwined snakes? This motif is typical of Gorgonheads. The Gorgon, or Medusa, which was said to turn those looking at her into stone, was usually represented with a terrifying face, but in the fifth century BC, fair-faced Gorgons also appeared in art. At the same time, the statue may also depict the Etruscan goddess Lasa. It is the only representative of Etruscan art in the exhibition.