Medusa Face Wine Stopper

In 1892, an ancient villa was discovered just north of Rome, near the villa of Augustus’s wife, Livia. Several well-preserved mosaic floors adorned the baths of the villa. Jack and Isabella Gardner inspected the mosaics in 1895 and purchased this floor in 1897. The delicate tracery of this mosaic resembles those made in Pompeii around 25 AD (the late second or third style), but brick stamps indicate that it was laid a century later, during the reign of Emperor Hadrian.

Inspired by a work that now lies in the very heart of the Museum, the Medusa Face Wine Stopper is sure to be a touchstone for your experience at the Gardner. The Mosaic design is hand stamped on 2-inch tumbled Botticino marble tiles imported from Italy, giving the wine stopper a sturdy weight and upscale feel. Due to the nature of natural marble, some variations in texture, color and size should be expected.

Chrome stopper with 3 rubber o-rings for a secure fit
Measures 5 x 2 x 0.9 inches
Made in the USA of imported components